Did the book end the way you expected? Not really, which gives me the impression that there will be another book. Would have liked a little closure.
Which characters do you particularly admire or dislike? Really did not like Edmund. He seemed to have an agenda that was hard to see in the story.
At the end of the book, do you feel hope for the characters? This is hard to answer. To a certain extent I did feel hope for the characters but I can only assume that everything is wrapped up in the third book.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.