A much improved 4 Stars
Cursed, the second book in the Alex Verus series, is much improved form the first.
First and most important, the story was much tighter and easier to follow in Cursed. The reader is brought alone with two major storylines at a brisk pace. While I feel the none of the characters have ever been properly introduced, we are starting to gain a small glimpse of who they are and what made them who they are.
Secondly, the MC is less condescending to the female characters in the book. He still seems to see them as damsels who need his ongoing protection but he seems to recognize this a flaw late in the book. I appreciated that it was addressed.
Overall, a well written UF that ensures I will read number 3.