You'd have to read the first book to understand what's going on. Luckily, the first book is freaking fantastic! Dread with her chain weapons is just as amazing and beautifully flawed in this book. Jael is opening up more, talking about his past and trying to get over the fact that he's not a monster. Their are interesting secondary characters from the first book that we get to know better, Tam, Mari, Ike, Vost, all really well written. The action is intense and awesome! There's more romance that really brings Dred and Jael closer. I love that Dred is as tough as him. She doesn't need a hero but it's good to have one as backup just in case things go wrong. And they do go very wrong. The ending is so action packed, I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to dig into the third book, Breakout.
Havoc is an absolutely epic, must read!