My first thought on finishing this book was, “She did NOT just end it THERE! ARGH!!” … and that, of course, is the sign of an awesome book.
From the book blurb: The demons strike back!
Lily is working with the angels to stifle the last of the demon outbreaks and to figure out how to stop the Silence of God, so life can get back to boring normality. But all hell breaks loose when she’s stolen from school and brought face to face with the devil himself. Lily has to find her way back home to Luc, crack the prophecy that breaks the curse silencing God, and figure out how she and Luc can ever really be together; but Lucifer has other plans for her that don’t include her ever getting out of Hell intact.
The thing I liked best about this book is the same as the last one: Lily. Her character is growing up – fast, given all the insanity around her – and she’s dealing with it as best she can.
Lily’s not the only one growing. The writer, Shawna Romkey, has improved on all fronts, imo. As much as I loved the first book, you can definitely see a difference in the writing itself. I was drawn even more into Lily’s life with vivid descriptions (which I did miss a bit in book 1) and twisty bits that I can’t go into without spoiling.
The angels and demons come into their own a bit more as well. We see them more individually than in the first book, which is as it should be. The recurring characters become more intrinsic to the story instead of remaining a supporting cast. And we get a couple of great new characters to sink our teeth into, too.
And now I need to go re-read the last half of the book because I was reading too fast… really, time to re-read the whole thing since it will have to tie me over until book 3 comes out.