I am surprised no one else has commented on this book. I borrowed all 3 books in this series from my library. While I liked this book better than the first, I think others would find it helpful to read them in order because some early character development.
I would have to agree with you on this one; it was a bit overdone. I liked the first one better and even the thirs book is better. I would have expected a little bit more from this character, but I'll take what I can get.