3.5 stars A really quick read with a fast moving plot. I was a little irritated by some of the things Ember and Chase do. The lack of communication on both of their part, Ember's constant running away, Chase's secrets, it got to be a bit much. There also didn't seem to be any sort of basis for WHY the world and government had shifted so drastically. I'm hoping we get more of a backstory in the upcoming books. I loved how it ended [the swoons are late, but there's some good ones]. Overall, there was definitely enough to keep me interested in the series and I'm eager to start the next one.