Super Dark 2 by Tanith Morse

Super Dark 2 (Super Dark, #2)                                                                                                                                                            In this highly anticipated sequel, Super Dark 2 finds Sam Harper thrown into a world of horror, excitement and intrigue - a place where terrible dangers lurk and survival is not a certainty. With new foes on the prowl and threats from every corner, will Sam be able to uncover the truth before it is too late?                                                                                                                                                                                          This is BOOK TWO of The Super Dark Trilogy. It is not a stand-alone novel. If you have not read Super Dark (Part 1) you need to do that first for the best possible reading experience
Spoiler alert! Spoilers are marked in pink. Just highlight to see them.
                                                              Rating: 2.5 out of 5
                                                              Series book: Yes
                                                    Will I read the next book: Yes
I know that your first thought, like mine, is about that title. It's a little risky to have the second book have the same title of the first (excluding that little 2 on the end). I have to be honest it wasn't nearly as good as the first. Don't get me wrong it was still good, just not that good. Honestly, I had high expectations. 
The writing was kind of moody, if that makes sense. At one point, they are saying stuff like "you bet" and "likewise" and then they were talking like they were from the 60's. The 1760's. That can be both annoying and confusing. Other than the  consistency issues there was a minor flow issue. Like you end up some where  and your just like  "how did I get here?" 
The plot was slow. I found myself wondering what the point was. 200 something pages should be a little more exciting when you have these monster things and one human all in one  Victorian-era town. Where's the action? There's like this one choice that she fights herself over. There's a couple of giant beetles to fight with. A tiny little love triangle type thing that was pretty interesting. I honestly don't think think this story-line was a great idea. 
Both Sam and Elliot were huge bleeps throughout the whole book. There were a few moments between them that were sweet, Elliot ultimately being sweeter that Sam could ever be. But he also went full out wolf-man at times and I was just like "This. This, Elliot, is why you are single." Sam was just so selfish. Here they are both facing the music for trumped up charges, and Sam's like "Why am I in trouble." When thinking "Hmm, is Elliot dead?" Her next thought is "What about me?" Gross Sam, that whole personality you had going on was just gross. 
The romance wasn't romance exactly. It was more like lust. Elliot said he loved her and he was sweet sometimes, but most of the time he was just like "*manly voice* you're so pretty." And then Sam was just using him. Outside she's like "yeah I feel something for you" and inside she's like "And that something is  disgust."
SUMMARY OF REVIEW(In case you don't actually feel like reading the review):
Writing: 3 out of 5
Plot: 3 out of 5 
Characters: 3  out of 5   
Romance: 2 out of 5 
Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 5 
Rated PG Some kissing, sexual comments, some violence