Blightborn by Chuck Wendig
Published 2014, Skyscape
Thanks, Netgalley, for giving me this great Chuck book in exchange for an unbiased review... though it's hard to be unbiased when Chuck is so awesome!!!
Seriously, this one kicked it up a notch... actually, way past a notch. Our heroes and heroines got deeper into trouble, a few new characters were introduced, and some allegiances changed back and forth a few times.
This series is proving to be further and further from being what I thought it would be, based off my pre-judgments and the cover (strictly sci-fi, if you were wondering), and is turning out to be a handful of genres deftly joined into a fantastic world.
Book three is next up (okay, at the time of this, I'm a quarter of the way into book three already). Let's see if the end of the trilogy is as explosive as the end of book two.