Following on the heels of book one it is an easy thing to jump into book 2. The vibe is the same, familiar characters pop up, and a new cast of villains emerges in a short pacy read to the dark side.
I think I preferred the story of book one, but the pace and story in book 2 was tighter, the ending less abrupt and that worked well for the format. In terms of evilness, it was a tad too silly, but I saw the point in transitioning to the key players in the overly franchised scenario. Admirable restraint in not going psycho evil.
Need something quick and fun - it is hard to pass up, and I'm looking forward to the next book this weekend.