Wow. I dare say the second book was even better than the first. You find out who the “unknown” enemies are, gain important answers to the tons of question from the first book and learn a heck of a lot more secrets about the characters. Brenda comes forward as the true hero of this book. Others may have more bruises but her psyche takes the most beating out of all of them. It’s my favorite kind of character- flakey turns strong. Reminds me of Night of the Comet, my fav 80s movie. Brenda totally kicks ass while the whole time wondering if her sister is behind some of the fall out. I can not stress enough…read this series. It’s apocalypse fiction at its best.