This was totally not as good as the first-falling prey to middle book in dystopian trilogy syndrome–it’s the dark times of sort of escaping, figuring out where you’re going, who to ally with, and I pretty much didn’t even care about these characters crossing through a big canyon and wondering whether they’d make it to the resistance.
I’m sure I’ll read book #3, but I definitely didn’t enjoy this one as much as the first. To remind my future self-this is the series with Cassia and Ky and Xander. Cassia and Xander have been “matched”, but first Cassia saw Ky-an error the government said was just a fluke. She’s since learned that there is a resistance to the government. This volume seemed to do a lot with the love triangle aspect of the story, which I honestly didn’t care about!