I realize that I've been a little slow on the uptake--these books have been popular for quite some time. But I will never stop being amazed at how some books can just *htttttthhhhhhht* suck a reader in and not let go.
And like a good Part Two of a trilogy, this book keeps you involved and at the end, you know you have to read the last one. You just have to.
And, funny enough, I really don't want to comment on anything more about the books until I've finished reading the third. (Except to say that there are a few pages merely dedicated to the passing of time, and I really like the way that was done.)