I am really liking this series so far & can't wait to read book 3. While I still whipped through this book, it was not as engrossing as #1. It quite literally is a transitional book, Jax has survived the fall of the Corp, but now has a new role that she is trying to wrap her head around. I always find such transitions a bit frustrating, but understand the necessity. It's done well here and I think that it's handled in a realistic manner for Jax's personality. Everything is very "1 step forward, 2 steps back". She continues to be a broken person who still has a lot to work through emotionally. I'm looking forward to reading more & continuing to root for her character as she continues to open up more to the rag-tag support system that her crew is becoming.