This one takes place roughly a year after Dreamlands and shows Keno and Samo as a couple in love. It's easy to see the love, desire and trust between the two and how much living in the Dreamlands is good for Keno. Keno is like a whole new man, he's healthy, confident (at least when he's dressed like Sakura) and lives a life where he doesn't feel fear every single day. He's still his cute and adorable self but much better now. Samo has grown, too. He's much more likable now since he's happy he has his Keno back.
I loved the story, I really did. It was great seeing Keno and Samo again. There were, however, some things I had a problem with. While the beginning was interesting, it dragged for a little while, would pick up again, and then drag for a bit only for the story to pick up again. I think that had more to do with certain POVs than it did with the story.
Speaking of POVs, I felt the story didn't revolve around Keno and Samo anymore. Sure, they were still in it and we still got their POVs but the story seemed more about Tama (who's a woman) and Mason than anyone else. So at times I felt like I was reading a m/f romance instead of a m/m romance and while I like Tama and Mason just fine, I really wanted this to be more about Keno and Samo and figuring out how their relationship would work with Keno's family and the trouble of the war. Instead, I got a lot of Tama's and Mason's thoughts and the overabundance of sexual tension between them plus a lot of flirting. I didn't really like it. Yes, the war and the conflict was an interesting one but I think it would have been more interesting seeing it from Keno and Samo's POVs than from Tama and Mason's. That's just my opinion.
Aside from feeling like the MCs were Tama and Mason, I was a bit disappointed when it came to a few scenes. I wanted them to be explained and shown because it would have helped understanding who Keno is and what powers he holds but those scenes were just glossed over.
Overall, while I did enjoy the story, it wasn't as good as the first in the series. I don't much mind the alternating first person but I mind it when it's no longer about the 'supposed' main characters and pushes me believe the blurb is a bit misleading. With that said, I do recommend this book only because I do love the series, just this one was not my favorite and I'm desperately hoping the next book in the series is actually about Keno and Samo and exploring Keno's powers.