Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime."
If I had to sum this book up in one word it would be "satisfying". I honest to goodness cannot think of a single complaint about this book. This book had everything going for it- an extremely likeable heroine, a swoon-worthy boy, one of the sweetest (and totally SQUEE-worthy) relationships that I have read in quite some time, and a unique post-apocalyptic storyline.
I really, really liked Charlie- which I found quite surprising as, as I have made note of time and time again, female characters really don't do that much for me- in the large majority of cases I find them to be quite lacking (in personality, character development, and the likes of), especially when compared to their male counterparts- but I didn't find that with her at all. I thought that she had a strong head on her shoulders, not to mention, she was selfless beyond belief. And if I really, really liked Charlie, then you would be safe to assume that I really, really, REALLY liked Max- he wasn't the typical 'bad boy' who There was one specific thing that he did in the book that totally sold me on him and legitimately took my breath away (if you have read the book, think about the note that he wrote her).
All in all, I highly recommend this book. This book is truly a page-turner and it will very much keep you on the edge of your seat while reading it (I literally finished it in one sitting, within a few hours of starting it). While I would be a-okay with this book being a standalone (it has that sort of feel to it), I admit that I am very excited by the fact that it isn't, as I will be able to learn more about