I just recently read Reason to Breath, so I only had to wait one week to get my hands on Barley Breathing, but it was a LONG week! It was well worth the wait though. I loved the story and felt myself get even more involved with the charters though out the book.
I have to say one of the things I like the best, is how messed up Emma is! I found myself getting so frustrated with some of the choices that she made, but they all make sense, considering how her life has been. So often in stories, characters will live though horrendous situations only to come out perfect and well adjusted at the end. Emma's dysfunction is part of what makes her so believable and likeable to me. I also loved Even is this story. His responses and reactions were also very believable. He got made and frustrated at all the right times.
I disagree with others, who have said it was another cliff hanger ending. It left me wanting more, and anxious to see where the next book will take everyone, but we were not left hanging like the first one, so don't worry. You may not like how things are left at the end, but it is wrapped up
I think these books would make a great TV series. As I was reading, I could almost see where each episode would end, leaving you on the edge of your seat until the next week, and the season finales would leave everyone dying until the next season!
I can't wait for the next book!