America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide. Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.
I didn’t like this book as much as the first one. It was well thought out, but it felt like everything was rushed. I know in my post about “The Selection” I said I was firmly Team Maxon, well now I’m not sure about that. I’m not a fan of Aspen either, in fact I think America can do better than both and every time she tries to leave I cheer, but of course that would be in the end of the story so I of course no she can not leave, but I kept hoping she’d realize neither Maxon or Aspen are good enough, each is only thinking about themselves. I’m looking forward to book three and knowing how it all ends. I must by cynical because I keep hoping something will happen to Aspen, that Maxon will choose someone else and America will lead a happy life with someone who really loves her for her and where she can do whatever she wants. I’m getting really tired of love triangle stories.