I really enjoyed this book. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did, I finished it in one sitting. I liked America most of the time. She's a bit wishy-washy, but considering her situation, I think it's understandable. I LOVED Maxon and felt bad that he was the one who was getting jerked back and forth from America's mood swings. The ending is sort of cemented... You get an idea of what's going to happen, but it's definitely not a stand alone book. I'm eager to see what's next.