A much better, more cohesive storyline than in the previous volume. That's good. I didn't like that Gert's death had to happen, but it was handled fairly well. The way the characters responded felt true to their personalities, which is about all I can ask for. That said, I really wish that Vaughan would stop infantilizing Molly. She just doesn't act like an eleven year old. She never has. Sure, it's consistent, but it still feels off. I suspect that Vaughan just didn't have much experience with kids her age when he wrote the book. I did like that Karolina returned, but she was gone for such a short period of time that I have to wonder what the point was in removing her from the book at all.