4.5 Stars - I am glad I waited until I could read both of these stories back to back, it made it much easier to follow. This book was much more about Noah and his history, but all the characters and some new ones from the prior book added to this story. I must say that I wanted to just smack Chip upside the head and Doc and Lark just about broke my heart. This book did have more angst in it than the previous story, some of it frustrating. While I did love this book as much as the first, I felt that the ending was kinda abrupt. While I know it sets up for a third book, it just didn't give me the completeness that the first one did. Still, I highly recommend both of these books and look forward to the continuation of these characters.