Author: Ally Condie
Release Date: 11/30/2010
Page Count: 369
Publisher: Dutton Books For Young Readers
I also just want to add that I borrowed this from my local library and I'm so glad I did.
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.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
This is going to be a short review as I don't really have too much to say. I hated this book, I fell asleep trying to read it twice and even then found myself cleaning the house instead of picking up this book. I finally just made myself finish, hoping it got better... nope. Still, boring and very slow. I will not be continuing this series nor will I ever read something by Ally again, I don't like her writing style either.
What did you guys think? I've seen lots of good reviews for this book, what did you guys like/dislike? Did the following novels ever get better? Let me know.
1) “Every minute you spend with someone gives them a part of your life and takes part of theirs.”
2) “It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.”
3) “Our time together feels like a storm, like a wild wind and rain, like something too big to handle but too powerful to escape.”