As far as sequels go, this one did not disappoint! I found the big baddy in this one, and the dream world, to be far creepier than Naughty John in the first novel. Don’t get me wrong, both novels had my skin crawling and Libba Bray does an excellent job with the macabre and spine-chilling horrors. However, I found this one all too... real. Almost too close for comfort? Because dreams are something we all experience, so it gave that feel of “this could be me”, so to speak. I loved the introduction of new characters, like Ling Chan. I also loved that this novel delved more into Theta and Henry’s back stories. I LOVED LOVED LOVED how the relationship between Evie and Sam developed, and I am shipping them SO HARD. I was team Jericho after the first novel going into this one, but I am totally team Sam now. Only thing is I wished the novel had focussed on those two a teeny weeny but more. However, all in all, another fantastic novel by Libba Bray! By far one of my favourite authors!!! Can’t wait to read the next one! Also, as a post script note- i listened to this one on audiobook.com and the narrator WAS FANTASTIC! it brought the story to life so much better than just reading it on paper!