When I read a sequel I always go into it with expectations. Because, for one, if I liked the first book enough to continue the series it must have been good enough for me to continue. And secondly, I am expecting the author to have grown between the two stories. So I go into it with hopes that the book, the writing, the characters have all evolved. A House of Witches by Emma Steinbrecher exceeded these expectations and really caused my brain to think back on the first book and reevaluate my thoughts on it.