I finished this book within 24 hours. I didn't want to put it down. Duffy drew me into this world from page 1.
Desiree is a great character. She may seem complacent, but she begins questioning everything. She doesn't know what to believe, and whom she should trust. Darian is totally swoonworthy, but also a strong character. He does everything in his power to tell Desiree the truth but also keep her safe. This is definitely a hard task at times.
This world is one I wouldn't want to live in. So much control, betrayal, and blind following. I don't even know how I would cope in this world. The things these people do are insane. The description of the Empire made me feel like I was there with Desiree and Darian. I do know that the Terrorscape is just that. It's horrifying.
There is a lot of action, floundering about with finding out what's going on, love, and finding out who's trustworthy. It's definitely a ride you don't want to miss.