"Usually, when a girl met the parents of a boy she liked, she worried about making a good impression—wearing the right dress or trying to look intelligent and well mannered. I, however, threatened the Reys and accused them of murder while trying not to be kidnapped." ..."How was I going to tell him that? OMG, your parents are so adorable! And they kill people! We had such a great time!"In the midst of such serious subject matter this random gem of side commentary really spoke to me. It was ridiculous and humorous, but yet at the same time still scary and too intense for a teenager to have to deal with- which basically sums up everything thrown at Anastasia this entire series. This installment should have been a happier story than the first one since reasons, but instead, I felt on edge the entire book, not able to trust anyone. I had a huge dosing of paranoia from Anastasia, her emotions bled through the pages at me and I could not help but feel her desperation, sorrow and stress. Diana crafted such a believable scenario and characters that everything felt real, like this was truly happening and I was sucked in. The one negative thing about this book was Markus. I loved him so much in the first book but overall I felt like he was kind of a swarmy jerk in this leg of the adventure. Gone was the debonair boy who would run into any scenario for Anastasia and in his place was a playboy jokester who wanted an easy conquest. I am not sure what happened to his personality but I didn't like who he became. Side note, Charlotte will always be my number one character (besides Anastasia) and she is the soul sister to Anastasia's heart. I read this book in a day because I could not put it down, so happy that the next book is out and I can jump right in. This is the perfect series for anyone looking for action, adventure; showing the dark world of spies, corruption and lies.