Continuing to like, not love, this series, for a variety of reasons. The pacing is very slow, there's a lot of focus on action and not a lot on ideas. None of the characters (with the exception of one this time around) make me go AHHHH. It's basically smart and sophisticated pulp, which is okay, but it's never been something I'll go apeshit over.
With that said, this book introduced one of my new favorite characters of all time, Avasarala, an elderly woman and politician with the filthiest mouth you've ever heard of. So sassy and wonderful.
Will be reading book three just to see how it ends up, but it'll definitely have to be on audiobook, otherwise I don't think I would have the patience to sit down and actually make myself read these books.