Furthermore was one of my favorite books of last year and so I shook with joy when this was handed to me.
While still a great book, it didn’t live up to Furthermore for me. And, as a bookseller, I am incredibly confused by this book because I am not sure how to sell it. It is incredibly dark, dealing with a lot of death and very violent and gory descriptions of things. (Bodies walking down the street without their skin will always haunt me.) On the other hand, it was a great story of accepting help. Seeing the characters from the last book interact with a new character and a completely new world was also a great experiences. I love Mafi’s characters and her worlds are fully rounded out. I liked that this is a companion book rather than a sequel but I just wish I could read Furthermore again for the first time.