In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.
Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.
I want to eloquently explain how I felt about this book, but frankly, all I can really say is that it was a hot mess. There were some good parts to it, but overall, next to nothing happened, the characters are as flat as ever, and the world-building is so poor that it makes me want to cry. This is a dystopian, woman.
I'm still going to read the third one because I want to know what happens so I can have some closure. And hey, you know what would be crazy? If Condie finally explained who the fuck "the Enemy" is.