Once again, not my favorite writing ever, and I really thought this had too much "catch-up" for those who hadn't read the first book so would need some cluing in, but still, the story drew me in and I was driven to find out what happened.
Some of you may have heard me talk about the four areas of good writing: Plot, Character, Writing, & Setting. My favorite is character, then plot, writing, setting. This book is super strong on plot and pretty good on also setting, so those who are big fans of those areas will really enjoy it. If you like magic, this book is totally for you, too. I would suggest reading The Alchemyst, first, though.