This is a grand time passing book. Will it unlock the secrets of the universe, or blow your mind? No. It's a good STORY. By contemporary standards..Show More », maybe a bit slow... but that's part of its charm. This takes a story from 19th century literature, and brings it forward a bit in style.
I really loved this, especially by the end. I read the first book in the series, and it was fine. I started the second book out of curiosity about the..Show More » cliff hanger from the first one, but didn't expect much. This second book was GREAT. The story is darker, I found it more mysterious and complex, and I really liked winter in Victorian London as the backdrop rather than the island in the first one. The reader does a great job, and holds her own with the different accents, although they're not flawless. I never got frustrated with her voice like I do with a lot of other readers, and she represents Juliet well, and reads all the characters with consistency. She also puts emotion and depth into lines that I may not have picked up reading on my own.
The love triangle was less annoying in this one than he first book, both love interests were more complex and depthy, and I actually found myself a little torn between them, unlike the first book. The reason I gave the story 4 stars is since it's a YA novel, I feel like it's a little simplified. If this was written for an older audience, I think it's potential could be through the roof.
Really really enjoyed it overall, will be getting the third one.
I can't even explain my love for this book series!!!!!! Juliet and Montgomery are sooo freaking cute!!!!! I can't control myself I'm so happy for them..Show More »!!! Fantastic book! I recommend to everyone!!!!