February 12th 2013
Young Adult | Science Fiction
Not sure if I have mentioned this before but I just love Chase. How can he be such a great big bear of a man yet such a sweet loving being?
This installment wasn't quite what I was hoping for but it was still very nice. There was plenty going on to keep the pages flying by. While some of the things that happened were obvious there are a few that still remain a mystery. Who is the rat? I still don't trust Tucker but he would have to be crazy to volunteer to be in the middle of the take down. Just the sort of place you are more likely to lose your life and then have gained nothing for your efforts. But then he might just be crazy.
The first hundred pages of the book were a bit dull. Well, all except for a small stolen moment or two for Chase and Ember. But by the end of the book it wasn't dull anymore. As the last couple of pages wound up I just wanted more.
Chase was great. If one had to be in a dystopian novel being loved ferociously by Chase would go a long way to making it alright. It is like his soul is entwined with hers. If she were to perish he would go insane and then die of the loss. Very deep and moving. I wanted to share some of the moments that made this so apparent but they contain too many spoilers. Here is his declaration, "I love you, Em. I've loved you since I was eight years old, and I'll love you my whole life." Or even this observation sums it up, "The way he looks at you . . . like if I twisted your arm, his would fall off or something."
Definitely a great read and I can't wait for the next.