Book 2 of the selection series.
As America starts to learn all the ins and outs of the palace and her friendship grows with darling Marlee, she is constantly torn between her first love Aspen (who has become a guard in the palace) and her feelings for the Prince. America wants to help the people of Illea (new name for the USA) but doesn't feel she has it in her to become Queen (either does anybody else). She does some brave, but stupid stuff as she begins to feel her position in Maxon's heart compromising. Add that to the tension of the attacks by Northern and Southern rebels, drama, drama, drama!!