Even though this is the 2nd in a series it stands alone just fine. I really liked the concept of how Witches came to be, how witches are attracted to each other, and so forth. I don't want to go into details or spoil it for anyone. However, it was a good book and I really want to read the rest in the series.
Unfortunately my library and the others in the library network only have the 2nd and 4th books in the series. Since I think that's a shame and really dumb, I've decided that I will speak to one of the librarians about it.
At the moment I am reading Frostbite, the 2nd in the Vampire Academy novels. I liked the first novel well enough and like a lot of the secondary characters. I didn't really like the main character but I think she grew on me a little in the first book. I'm not sure I like the writing style but the plot is good enough to keep me reading. Also, the first book is a fast read. I read it in two days and expect I will do the same with Frostbite.
I am curious to see what happens throughout the series and apparently there is going to be a movie made. According to IMDB it will be out in 2014. That should be interesting.