Series: Matched #1
Published by Puffin on 2nd December 2010
Source: Bought Physical Copy
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.
The first 80 pages or so were brilliant. Then I had to stop reading, and I just lost interest in picking it up again. I don’t know why, but I just did. Then, when my laptop was playing up and giving me all kinds of gip, I picked it up again and sped through the rest of the book. It was good. I loved the characters, the world Condie has created, the development of Cassia as she goes from someone who believes in the Society to someone who believes in making her own choices.