Stella is developing her gifts. Her world has rocked more than once and forced her to believe what she's desperately tried to deny. George is her God sent as he is there to pick her up when things became too difficult. In Justice she tries to dole it out and gets some for those who deserve it.
In the 2nd book, two men close to her show her how little they trust her. Now she feels she can never trust her mother again. She is still on the side lines as to trusting the man claiming to have fathered her.