Four stars for not disappointing me, and the fifth star was mostly withheld for:
1. not doing anything truly unpredictable
…..(note: Unpredictable based on the previous books, not necessarily based on the genre. I was pleased with some of the twists in this conclusion.)
2. continuing the switching point-of-views when the characters sound too similar
…..(note: I’m not upset that the characters sound similar, it’s what I would expect from people that have grown up in an almost completely controlled environment and groomed to be exactly what Society wants. I’m disappointed that the Ally Condie didn’t take this into account when choosing the write each chapter from different points of view. Thankfully she included who was “walking” as the chapter name each time.)
3. going with the spoiler.
All in all, this is a book (trilogy) that I wouldn’t mind putting on my shelves (they’re actually already there) and will potentially read again in the future just in case I missed some interesting little tidbit. I would also auto-read any short stories that she might choose to put out in this series and this author, while not on my auto-read list for all books, is definitely on my watch list in case something looks interesting. :-)
After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.