This book didn't have as many surprises as the other two books in the series. I'm still not sure if that's a good thing or not, but I ended up not really being surprised by any of it. Although, when Xandra said something along the lines of "how bad could it be" I knew the next chapters were going to be bad. Never say something like that, since that means something really bad is going to happen!
This series seems more and more steampunk as I get deeper into it. In my review of the first book, I said it didn't seem all that steampunk at all. Maybe this book really is more steampunk, although I could just be paying more attention to all the steampunk elements now. Text messages are called digigrams, which really confused me until I thought about it for a second: digital telegram!
I had expected Victoria to be a villain in this series, but that isn't the way it's turned out. I'm really glad that's the case in the end, since Xandra's life would be a lot more complicated if Victoria was working against her. Not that they are friends or anything, but still.