This book picked up where book 1, "This Paper World" left off. In my opinion it was better than the first book. It kept me engaged practically the whole time. At times I couldn't put it down. There are a couple of new characters introduced and you will find yourself running a gambut of emotions from affection, hatred, skepticism,and a blossoming love. I won't tell you which emotions go with which character because that would spoil your own reading pleasure, and it definitely was a pleasure.
Again, Jim makes some frustrating choices that left me wanting to smack him upside his head, but that's what kept me coming back for more because I have faith that he will eventually redeem himself. I had to put the book down when I was 99% finished to wipe the tears out of my eyes. I love a book that brings me to tears, knowing that it has touched me at a deeper level of emotion than just a enjoyable read would, thus a great book in my opinion. I want to say so much more, but it really would spoil it for you, so my best advice is that if you enjoyed the first book you will love this one!
Now, how long until the next book comes out? I really, really can't get enough of this series!
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)