Read my full review: http://bit.ly/13PrlbKMy opinion: I LOVED Ms. Sepetys' debut novel, Between Shades of Gray, so much I read it in a couple of hours and can still recall a number of scenes from the book. I loved the characters, scenery, storyline...I loved it all.I must admit that I did not feel the connection nor the passion to the characters in this book. The writing was still very good, but not engrossing. The storyline seemed kind of mediocre and mundane compared to the author's first release. I was expecting a big scene and it didn't quite happen as much as I expected it to happen.