It was a nice story but it felt like something was missing. There were so many hints of things that were happening in and outside of the Society, but they were never developed. The ending (if you can call it an ending) fell short, it kind of just stopped. I know that this is part of a trilogy but typically each book in a trilogy has it’s own story with a larger story across the three books. This book felt more like an introduction to me.
In comparison to a book like The Hunger Games this book falls short, but it gives you enough info and enough intrigue to want to continue with the second book. My hope is that the second book has some more action in it.
In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky – taken by the Society to his certain death – only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.
Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander – who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart – change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever
I liked it well enough to read the final book in the series, but again, I am hoping for more action.