Summary (from Goodreads):
“June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?
In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.”
I can’t even talk about how much I love this series. I love June and Day so much (apart and together) and while I think they are probably one of my favorite YA couples, I also love that Marie Lu keeps it realistic. Their backgrounds are very different and she never glosses that over or makes it seem like it’s one of the smallest obstacles to overcome.
I don’t even mean the part about Day’s family—which in and of itself would be almost impossible to get past. I mean just the fact that June grew up believing in the Republic and grew up with more than enough while Day’s family barely scraped by (and sometimes not even that). As a result, money has a vastly different meaning for Day, whereas June has the luxury of not really caring about it.
This book also sets up the third (and I believe final) book perfectly. I can’t wait to read it but I also don’t want this series to end.