I liked the first book a lot more than this book. I found the parts with The Hand and Spider grated on my nerves after awhile. I did really like William and Sharea but I missed the parts like the first book with Georgie, Jack and the grandmother. I would have liked some of Lark's point of view for example. I still plan to read the third book, I am intrigued by the whole Edge/Wierd/Broken thing.