This is actually one of the first dystopian books I have read; my very first one being The Giver…but that was long ago so I barely remember, lol.
This takes place sometime in the future, but instead of telling you about I’ll just give you some quotes that will pretty much sum up their society:
Crazy stuff, right? Well, here is another:
That being said, I hate their society!!! Don’t get me wrong, I loved this book; but imagining living the way they do…*shakes head* uh-uh.
Cassia and Xander have been best friends since childhood. And in their Match ceremony they are Matched with each other! They are thrilled that they will marry! But later when they receive microchips with each other’s info on it and Cassia goes to look at it, the screen flashes Xander’s picture, goes blank, then flashes another picture. Ky’s picture.
Cassia is totally confused and freaked out, of course. The Society doesn’t make mistakes! Do they?
Cassia later talks to an Official about this, and it turns out it was a mistake. There is nothing to worry about, the Official says, Cassia and Xander are still Matched.
If that’s true, why is Cassia suddenly very aware of Ky? The more time they spend together, the more she seems to be falling for Ky…and she likes it. She knows it’s wrong and that she is Matched with Xander, but she can’t help it.
I really enjoyed watching Cassia and Ky’s relationship develop…I like Ky ;) I like Xander too, but I feel like I don’t really know him. So I am totally Team Ky :)
[And imagine how I was freaking out towards the end when they took Ky away. That was horrible!! They made Cassia sort the people from where Ky worked; she put him with the higher group, and they took him away to fight in the war (according to his parents)!! It’s terrible!! I want him back!! But Cassia will find him, I know she will!]
This book was just amazing!! And even though it didn’t quite end in a cliffhanger, I can’t wait for the next book!! :D
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)