United States divided into factions? Check. Kick-ass female character who reluctantly falls in love with a young man who is not what he seems? Check. Believe it or not, this is no Hunger Games wannabe. Smart writing, characters that change and grow through the series, and a storyline that will keep you compulsively turning the pages make this a great series for readers hooked on dystopian fiction. Highly recommended for grades 7 and up.