I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
Well, crud. So far, this isn't as good as the first one, and I'm not entirely sure why. The battles seem harder to follow. Maybe because there's been so little of Rei + Yukikaze, the pilot/plane pair that works best together?
On the plus side, the AI stuff is way more prominent, and I enjoyed Major Booker's attempts to puzzle through Yukikaze's motivations for her actions at the end of the previous book. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that this book just has a rougher start than the first one.