Ember is an interesting character. The world she lives in is so messed up and backwards that it amazes me that she was able to survive for so long before the events of this book transpired.
When her mother and
her are taken and it makes no sense, she is always thinking about her
plan to get back to her mother and be free. It is all she thinks about.
Chase and her band together to get to safety with a lot of different
obstacles along the way. The government, other civilians, and even each
other cause problems throughout the story.
I love the flashbacks
in the book about Chase and Ember’s relationship before everything
changed. They really shed some light on what happened between them
before he became a solider. But at the same time, these two characters
are beyond frustrating. As soon as they start patching things up, one of
them has to go and destroy all that progress. They can just be so
Overall, this was an action packed book with
many twists and turns along the way. I really enjoyed the backwards
world that Simmons has created.