This is the second book in the Gemma Doyle series. I thought the first book to be OK, so I got this one from the library.
I didn't think it was very different from the first book. There still isn't really character development, but the pacing of the story is somewhat faster. There are also more places visited, so we finally get to see some more of Victorian England and the other world.
I thought the storyline in the other world was a bit weak, as the girls were really naive.
I wanted to read the rest to finish the trilogy, but I haven't found the time to do so yet. Perhaps I will do it some time...