I have to say I loved this book. Unlike Cinder, most of the plot twists actually took me by surprise.
The lead up to the climax was so great, I just couldn't put the book down! I can't say I loved the new characters introduced in this installment (except for Captain Thorne omg I love) they seemed so typical YA.
Really looking forward to reading Cress now.
On that cliffhanger ending - frankly I don't really care much. I never liked Kai. If he ends up dead (which, come on, he won't) I won't be upset about it.