Booklist: Cia is now a First Year student at the University. Her memory of the Testing has been erased, but the messages she left herself in her Communicator nurture her unease and distrust as she enters this new phase of her education. Although hoping to study engineering, she is instead assigned to the Government Studies program, where she distinguishes herself during the Induction period. But what should be a sign of achievement is actually an indication that she is marked as suspect by the professors who control the Testing process. The biggest unanswered question from The Testing (2013)—why is the Testing so brutal?—is addressed in this follow-up which is fast-paced and full of crosses and double-crosses, right to the cliffhanger ending.