And there is when the series goes to "how cute are they" to "oh my, he didn´t" (who is "he" is up to debate).
The series took a step up in tension, deeper in the Panopolis history and current situation, not just for Villains or the ones who wants to be one. Maggot is a Villian in all sense, and his sidekicks are sick, cruel and know how force people to do what they want.
In the first book, Edward was the powerless, and now, he must be strong for both, he and his boyfriend. Is his moment to shine and show what he can do, even wnen he is not in full control of his power. And, as a Hero, he struggles.
The ending (which I will NOT spoil, I´m not so cruel) was a big surprise, because the situation was one I didn´t saw had any exit, but then... Wow. Wow, character, wow. And then the rest of the things, which finished in the kind of ending preluding a great third book. Book I want to read ASAP.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)