Let me start by saying that I am TEAM MAXON all the way! (And yes, I am a grown ass woman!) Moving on...
In this 2nd installment, the author delves deeper into the Selection process of Prince Maxon's future bride. The book picks up right where the last one left one. There are 6 remaining girls, and the competition is become cut throat. There are tactics being used from fights that are provoked by other girls in hopes of getting the other one kicked out of the competition down to broken glass in each other's shoes. During this book you learn more about the 6 remaining girls. You root for them more or despise them more. Sometimes you do both at the same time.
And then there are the rebels. Some interesting and yet unexplained events are happening within these attacks. You feel there is someone on the inside helping these attacks occur. One particular moment that left me (And America) puzzled: the rebel and her curtsy. The only thing I can attest that gesture is the possibility that the rebels see America as a symbol of hope. (Very Mockingjay of her!)
The return of Halloween make me squeal like I received an invitation to the party. The grand gestures that Maxon is presenting to America may seem easier due to his resources, but with every gesture he is defying the King's wishes. A penny may seem like so much to Aspen, but I think each gesture is from the heart.
I will impatiently wait for 'The One' to shows itself to my eyes on May 6th. I can't promise that my eyes and daydreams won't wander to others while I wait. Even Maxon strayed to Celeste (YUCK!) when he had to wait. But, fear not Maxon, I will return for you.
I will close out my review with 2 quotes that stuck with me throughout the book:
With that, I wish America all the luck in the world to win her man!