I read some more of this last night. And although it is easy to read, there are character dynamics that are irritating. Lucy is old enough to think about marriage, but is constantly referred to as “little one.” I’m sure it’s a term of endearment, but it just feels odd to have the dichotomy of marriage age vs little one.
I still don’t see the point of the sequel when the first ended so perfectly. Maybe that was the point…. that happily ever after can’t exist in a dystopia.