by Kiera Cass
America has made it past the initial eliminations of the 35 who started and is now one of the final six: one of the Elite.
As the competition gets down to its last weeks, America must make a decision about her future.
She must choose between the boy she always thought she would marry and the man who has captured her heart.
She must figure out if she could make a good queen or if she would do more harm to the kingdom than good.
And she must decide which life she really wants before it's too late to decide anything.
Final thoughts: I'm wishing I re-read the first one because I felt like I was missing a few things; however, I still really liked this one once I got into it. There are some very interesting ideas about politics and our country's possible future, which really sparks some thoughts. I liked the development of the relationship between Maxon and America, though I really wanted to shake them at times. Maxon's justifications for some of his decisions are poor and America's acceptance of one of them is frustrating. Overall though, the story is well done and I look forward to reading the final book of this trilogy.