Lena Carr is a Citizen who does not exist. Being invisible can have its advantages, but not when the Chief Overseer knows what your alias is. She can no longer use the gift her father left her.
But she also can't walk the streets as the Elite she was born to be...
The Cardinals are closing in, and one in particular has Selena in his sights. With revolution on the Citizens' minds and hope in the form of a rebellious Elite exhibiting non-model behaviour, the Overseers crack down on dissension. Causing chaos on the streets and blood to flow.
For his "Zebra" Trent Masters would do anything. Risk his life. Face the increasingly sentient drones head on. Kill. But there's one thing he will never do - jeopardise the rebellion. Funny thing about love though, sometimes it can make liars of us all.
But that's not his only dilemma. Selena's up to something, and if Trent knows his Elite, he's sure it's going to be reckless. Throw in a manipulative benefactor and a decimated revolutionary base and Trent can't tell which way holds more danger. But the Cardinal, hell bent on his destruction, sure looks like he's in the lead.
Citizen versus Cardinal. The battle has begun.
Cardinal begins not too long after Elite ends. The rebels are down several members, and a main base of operation. The person they are staying with as of now doesn't exactly have their trust, but they are doing what they can. Things between Lena and Trent are coming to a head when these two can't seem to fight the attraction any longer, along with having their trust tested. Trent and Lena have to go through a whole lot of craziness. But hopefully it will all be worth it. Especially when all of the rebels come to realize that the "Zebra" is a very important person in this war that's coming.
THIS BOOK WAS FANTASTIC! I actually enjoyed it much better than the first one, and I wasn't sure that could have been possible, but it was. I loved the relationship between Trent and Lena. They actually started showing a lot of emotion towards each other, and it was amazing. Not only that but every one using the "Zebra" as the calling card of the war was just amazing as well!
During Cardinal you could really feel a lot of the things Lena was feeling. She was so unsure, scared, and worried about everything but she still managed to stand STRONG through out it all! She's a very brave fierce female and I loved her.
Trent is an awesome alpha male, who I was afraid would let me down but by the end he had me almost in tears with the way things were going.
Now I'm super excited to read the next and final book in this trilogy!