Basheba, Cadwyn, Mina and Ozzie decide to take on the witch directly to try and free their families of the curse. No one approves since apparently the yearly sacrifices keep the town prosperous. And something nasty is guarding the woods during the 'off' seasons. Basheba starts to skirt the edges of believability, but we also get more insight as to why she's always so filled with rage.
The end is a little abrupt, though not unsatisfying. We have no idea if the mission was a success or not.
Not as good as the first one, but we do get more family details and some snippets that will hopefully be clarified in the next book.