Not much better than the first one, this book is pretty much what I expected.
This series is almost like dystopia brain candy. It's just fun and entertaining, but not much substance. The main character, Cia, is just too perfect, but not in a good way! She never does anything wrong and doesn't have any flaws, this gets kinda annoying, it's unrealistic, and I can't connect to her. She is an ok character to read about, and it's interesting how she figures out all of the tests, but there's not much more to her.
Another thing that bothers me about this book is that it doesn't allow you to ask any questions for yourself. Cia asks SO MANY questions in her narration, so therefore, the reader doesn't get to really think about anything. Cia just asks the questions for you. It's like the author wants to make sure you know what you should be questioning and thinking about. It gets a little aggravating and I feel like I'm being babied in a way..
The plot and world is fairly intriguing, but nothing super unique. There are a few cool twists, but nothing that left me speechless. Don't even get me started on the "romance", if you can even call it that. That aspect of the book just weirds me out..
This series is good if you love dystopia and want something light, entertaining, and fast. There is not much else to it.
I will read the next book because I do find the plot interesting and I want to know what happens.