There was a lot going on in this book. Very exciting. Kira cannot hide forever, but, as is inevitable, when she tries to fight back, friends get caught in the middle. She meets some new and dubious people, and she causes all sorts of trouble.
This book wasn't quite as wide-reaching as the first, and Kira didn't learn much new about her abilities. At least the romance was kept to a minimum. I love how it is set up for the next one, though, and that she doesn't instantly trust Julian and the mages crowd. (They did kidnap her and Raf, after all.)
I love what we learn with her dad, and I love that Kestrel works as a driving antagonist for most of this trilogy. He keeps Kira focused and gives the jackers a common enemy. Sometimes he wins, and sometimes Kira and the others win. But, for some unfair reason, when he wins, it seems a lot worse. At least the torture wasn't gory or detailed. Mind torture sounds nearly as bad as the real stuff, though.
At first, you think the ending is the worst that could happen, but it fits so well.
Raf is a reader. He'll never fit in with the jackers, and he'd just slow Kira down the rest of their lives. I love that SKQ figured out how to take him out of the picture without killing him.