I was skeptical about this series starting with book one, and was truly surprised when I ended up loving the first book. So many of these YA trilogies have disappointed after the first book, that I was skeptical again when I picked this one up. I loved it, too! Sped through it in 2 nights and am now anxiously awaiting the conclusion. I have a literary crush on Maxon, and Aspen is starting to piss me off, so I'm solidly Team Maxon. I hope someone shoots the king. What an asshole! RECOMMEND!