First, I would strongly recommend reading the first book, 1632 before this one.
The book is fairly detailed, with a lot of facts to try to remember. There is a lot of history included, along with the 'alternate' history. It still features the main characters of the first book, but expands the focus to include many more.
I found this book to be a bit more disjointed than the first. Otherwise, it was a good read, but not a light one.
This book has some really helpful and insightful information. It covers how to monitor your child on medication, and useful information about why some kids need meds and some don't. There is a section on dealing with schools, and also on the effects ADHD has on the rest of the family.
It was nice to read such a unique setting! The storyline was fairly common- two people on opposite sides of a conflict- but the author's handling of it and the time period made the book a nice read. The character development was done very well.
The first in the Donavan series. Excellent research done by the author. I enjoyed the characters, as they were very real. I liked the setting and the general feeling of the book. Lots of suspense, well written.
I had heard raves about this author, but I just could not read this book to the end... I was disappointed with the dialogue, didn't care for the characters (possibly because the story seemed flat to me).