This one jumps straight into the action and I've had no trouble getting into it so far. I think part of that is that this is the second book and the first one suffered from first book syndrome. I already know who most of the people are and the world isn't so strange anymore. I expected it to start after they got to their plot of land, although why I thought that I have no idea. The way it is makes a lot more sense, but I really expected the drama to be protecting their land from others who wanted it. I think there will be some of that too, but I'm half done and they haven't even gotten there yet. They are back on the island and getting ready to go, however.