I flip flopped on my rating and thoughts for this book. I LOVE the intrigue that’s going on. It’s fun and intriguing and I can’t wait to see what happens. I also love the added complications of the romances, although I’d like to see more of it. My problem with this book is that the events and how they transpire don’t seem to be very sophisticated or mature. The events seem simple and I’d expect a higher degree of difficulty for the tasks Reid is set. I also found some of the language choices to be too modern. Then there’s the underlying social commentary. I’m not a big fan of writers using their own worlds to pass comment on the current state of ours. It comes off as a bit preachy and it’s displayed here to the max, especially in regards to gender relations. I’m a woman, obvs, so I get it but I don’t need it to be thrown in my face in the books I read as an escape. I’m torn with continuing this series. I want to know what happens, but there needs to be a massive development in the writing style for me to fall in love.