I was a little hurt to see that this book is a prequel and not a sequel. I was looking forward to what happened with the Santiago family and Midnight. It ended as if there could be and was going to be a sequel, but according to Sister Souljah, there may not be one at all. Here's a recent interview she did about her latest book.
Sister Souljah Speaks on 'Midnight' - Black Voices Blogs
I'm up in the air about reading this one. I wonder if the library has it on audiobook?