First off, it was so fun to read this at the same time as the London Olympics. Good timing on the release date!
This felt like an in between book to me. There wasn't an overabundance of plot nor conflict, but there was a lot of introductions and stage setting. Which isn't to say that I minded all that much. It was great seeing Cormac and Amelia, and their strange relationship, in better detail. Kitty herself entertained me, as did the new characters of Ned and Caleb. And I really appreciated the overall message that ran through this book - equality, communication, and how hate and dehumanizing never breeds anything good. It felt like a very timely book, and I appreciate Vaughn's contribution to the civil rights debate, even if only by metaphor. I'm looking forward to the next book with much excitement.