I think this book was the best one in the series. I love the world-building in these novels - both the paranormal and the steampunk part are well thought-out and it was interesting to get more background information in this part. The relationships between the main characters are also settling into a nice balance - there was turbulence, but the characters came out stronger. I would have liked to have some empathy and understanding toward the bad guy as well - he remained a bit one-sided. Other than that, though, I loved the book and hope to read more stories taking place in this world.