Ugh, was this even written by the same person as the first? I was ambivalent about Wither. I thought it was well-written, but pandering - it could have been so much more than it was.This...I don't even know what to say about this. Did Rhine and Gabriel have sex in the cage, or did people actually pay to watch them make out? Is she still a virgin, or...? I dunno. I don't know if the problem was with the book or with me, but it seems like the majority of the lower star reviews are from people who loved the first book, but didn't care for this one. That's not me. I didn't love the first one, I just thought it had promise. I don't know that I think that anymore. >.