I liked this one more than first. I usually don't like the next book to shift to another character's point of view, but it worked this time. Being in Elijah's head was interesting and explained his standoffish attitude from The Persistence of Memory. I'm not sure how accurate it is with autism, but based on reviews, many people say it's spot on - either way he was impossible not to like.
Of course focusing on their relationship growing, it also show Elijah's strange but sweet relationship with his ex-wife, his troubles at work, being bullied, and his annoying therapist. You can't tell in the first book how kind of hooked, obsessed, he is with Daniel, but it was sweet. When starting the third book, I was bummed a little we were back in Daniel's head instead.
Their relationship is just so incredibly sweet. Sadly we never get to say certain words said to Elijah that he hears Daniel say in his memory. I wanted a confrontation or reveal about the asshole he works with Rick, but sadly...
“I rolled up my sleeve. Penned on my arm in my own writing: If I prove I’m not selfish, Daniel will love me.”
It's not as humorous as the PsyCop series, but it does have it's funny moments, especially with Gator55 in the chatroom and the pop-ups from hell.
Understanding the worldbuiling with the memory technology more helped me too, since I was sort of lost in the first book and drifting when it was over-mentioned. Side characters are still great - Daniel is a worthy main character and interest (their personalities and way of speech are so different), Big Dan is fun and a great figure for both of them, and I again was hooked by the psychological connection with the ex, Beth. Since they knew each other since they were 10, there's a lot of history and apparent guilt on her part. I would have liked more of them but unfortunately the book can only hold so much.
As a con, Jordan Castillo Price writes very short books, leaving me wanting more. Pacing and the fascinating characters blend with the small page count to make this a fast read.