Read this puppy in one day. It's good.
Wait for it ... here it is ... the big BUT.
Okay, great story, excellent continuation of what was already established in The Selection. But. I'm not going to lie to the 1 person that will actually read this review. I got a little annoyed with the flip-flopping of America's emotions. I was so frustrated, it got to the point where I wasn't rooting for one guy (it was always Maxon previously, by the way) and I didn't really care who she ended up with as long as it was someone. Anyone. Just pick a dude, lady!
But that simmered down after what happened. If you've read the book, you know what I mean. That BIG thing that happened and it made me hate Maxon with a fire-ey passion hot enough to melt Mordor. I don't think I've ever disliked a fictional character as much as I did Maxon after that scene. But alas, he redeems himself ... but it took a while.
So now I'm back on Team Maxon and I wish that the next book was out so that I could just find out who she picks!!! It's horrible getting into a book like this and then to be pushed to the last page by the wonderful writing just to end up running into a brick wall at the end of the last page.
I feel incomplete. My life can't possibly go on until I read the rest of this series.
Dramatics aside, it's a great series and one that you should pick up and take with you to the beach or that little cozy corner that you have where you can snuggle up with it and fall in love with the characters as most who have read this have.