This was a worthy follow-up book to the first one. Holy hell, it was spitfire-action from second one! What a ride. I love when a story asks a really really deep question at the beginning (it was in my progress update too : "Does being one of the few people who can do something about a problem make you responsible for fixing it?") and then by the end of the book go about actually taking it up again and ANSWERING IT. Brilliant. You all want to know the answer to that one. Read the book. More brilliance: "Inside me was a Mac I'd never met before. I couldn't dress her up. I couldn't make her take a bath. She wouldn't mix in pleasant society. I couldn't corral a single one of her thoughts. My only hope was that she wouldn't suddenly sprout a mouth. She was a bloodthirsty, primitive little savage. And she hated pink."Later on: "Savage Mac was squatting in the dirt, stabbing her spear into the ground, nodding and saying, Yesss, finally, some real power! Bring it on!"You root SO HARD for this girl it is almost ridiculous. And when she wins, you tend to want to put the book down and run in circles screaming YEEEEAAAAH! I feel someone in linkin park might have read this book, because of this sentence: "It made me think of butterfly wings against an iridescent sky, backlit by a thousand suns." And let's round up this kick-ass story by a last quote, before moving on to the next one in the series:" If you've never tasted bitterness, sweet is just another pleasant flavor on your tongue."Absolutely brilliant book.