Cia has no idea who she can trust and who she can't and that contributes significantly to the tension in the story. She has a recording of what she wants to remember about the Testing, but there are unanswered questions that cause her extreme distress. She continues to be a strong, intelligent, resourceful character who encounters adversaries and obstacles everywhere.
I enjoyed reading about her Induction (hazing on steroids) into Government. I felt it had a similar feeling to the Testing without being repetitive. There is a bit of a cliffhanger to the book, but I didn't think it was all that dramatic. I will definitely be stocking book 3 on our library shelves. As I mentioned in my review of book 1, I really feel that for Hunger Games fans (the real readers - not the ones who jumped on the wagon after the movies), this series is a great choice. It's a much harder read though imho due to the intrigue and politics and number of cha.