Atypical Dallen, Still Awesome. Dallen is mostly known for her bubblegum pop YA romances or her Hallmarkie contemporary romances. Here, we get much more of a soap opera feel, which is atypical of her. Still, the level of drama here is typical Dallen, and the writing itself is her usual excellence. Indeed, the *only* thing I didn’t expect – since I was expecting this to be Book 2 of a Duology – was that cliffhanger ending! Several plot points from the first book are resolved here, and you absolutely need to read Book 1 of this series before reading this one. But then you’ll be begging for the next book immediately! 🙂 Very much recommended.