Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate… until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
This book reminds me a lot of The Giver. The Society has all of this control over all of its citizens, and they blindly follow like sheep. They seem to have more emotion, but not by much. What’s weird is everyone carries around these tablets that are supposed to almost be like health insurance from this site. There’s one for emergency food, one for calming down, and a red one only to take when the society says so. Hrmmmm.
While I’m not always super excited for love triangle stories, I liked that this one she basically chooses right away. We see Cassia go through a lot of character development throughout the book, as she realizes the society isn’t the perfect system she has always known. I’m already on book 2, Crossed, and so far loving it.