in tarnished ella continues to fight the pet program and tries to find her way back to penn. we meet another pet missy, technically we met her in book 1, but we spend more time with her here. we see ella grow as a person. she realizes her own agency. she questions things and tries to save others from having to experience her same hardships.
something that isn't easy to do. this book does a lot more world-building and explains the mechanics of the pet program more fully, something that might have been slightly lacking in book one. but this makes sense because we are made aware of things alongside ella. this is ultimately her journey.
and we'll see where it ends up tomorrow.
**tarnished published on december 1, 2015. i received a digital copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (entangled teen) in exchange for my honest review.