I enjoyed this sequel. The audio version is read by the same narrator as the first book, which is always something I appreciate. It provides continuity, and it honestly helps me remember what happened in the previous novel better when the voice is the same. She reads Anya very well, but I always quickly get sick of the word 'chocolate' after a while. Oh well.
Anya goes through a whole lot again. She's back in Liberty for a stretch, and when she's released, she finds that many things have changed. However, not enough has changed, and she's threatened with another stint in Liberty, thanks to her favorite person, Charles Delacroix. So she needs to make an escape with the help of her friends and family. Off she goes on an adventure. She finds some answers to some questions, and by the end there is actually some hope, believe it or not.
This is very much a transitional novel. I'm interested in seeing how Anya's story continues in the next book, but I hope it is the last one. I do enjoy the parallels to current situations. If you replace chocolate with marijuana, you might enjoy this book on a possible level, and who knows? Maybe Zevin will predict the future! I guess we'll all find out.