1.5ish, but I'll be generous and round it on a 2. I mean, I didn't entirely hate it, but it was not at all good.
So far my impression is: WICKED is completely stupid. Thomas is completely stupid. Teresa is completely stupid. The others aren't overly bright either, but at least they try. Or tried... not a lot of effort put into this second part in my opinion, character wise (even less than on the first). I haven't the foggiest whose bright idea it was to pick Thomas as any kind of "intelligent" kid, or as "a leader", or anything else of the sort, he's the one with the least sense in the lot.
And that's all I'm going to say because that whole thing was kind of predictable and really, really... not good. That love triangle thing? Just ridiculous, and since I feel even less for the characters in this book than I did in the previous one, you can guess I don't really care that poor Thomas' heart was broken (boo-hoo).
Anyway, not overly happy with this book (but will still read the next because, why not? I want to know what kind of weird reasoning they put behind all this).