I highly recommend this book! I ate it up and even gave it 5/5 stars on Goodreads because I enjoyed it so much.
I listened to all 8 hours of the audiobook in a row because I could not get enough of America's story and what would happen next. I found myself enraged at some of the decisions America made, the blindness to Maxon's affections towards her and the cruelty of the other girls involved in the hunt for Maxon's hand in marriage. I haven't been emotionally connected to a book like this in a very long time, even though the premise is silly and conventional overdone in YA.
This is not the most well written, complex, or through provoking book that I had ever read. But it was an all around good time and I already have the second book in the series, The Elite, waiting for me on my kindle. I sometimes feel guilty about reading YA books because they aren't widely critically acclaimed or because my colleagues and friends would frown if I recommended them. However. reading is my hobby and hobby should be fun. I haven't had so much fun with a book in a long time.