I'll admit, I picked this book up solely based on the cover. And in the bookstore I thought, "I should at least check the reviews." I'm really glad I didn't, because I might not have picked the book up, based on some of the lower star reviews.I really enjoyed the slow build of this novel. Cassia's disillusionment slowly builds with each step of the Society's game. It reminded me of Brave New World, in that there weren't crazy action scenes or epic battles, but a slow burn from the inviting incident to the end.