Friday, May 11, 2012


SORRY SORRY SORRY. I took a month off to deal with school and other such business.
Yeah. But I'm back for another review!


Quick Summary -
"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."

I had heard good things about this book. It won some sort of award, and I knew the sequel had sold very well, so I had high hopes when I checked this out of the library.

The plot is pretty interesting, but Cassia (the main character).

Oh, Cassia.

I found her quite bothersome. She had the thought process of a toddler.

Now, I understand that since this book is Dystopian, then she is allowed to be sort of ignorant.
That's not what bothers me.

What bothers me is that Cassia is matched with her freaking BEST FRIEND, but when a "computer glitch" gives her a different face for a second - she decides to suddenly lose half of her ignorance and decide to listen to everything the government tells her EXCEPT the part about the computer glitch. I understand the natural curiosity, but really?

Cassia is sort of slow and difficult to connect with. It bothered me a lot.

Now, don't get me wrong. I know lots of people really enjoy this book. I'm just not one of them.

But if you want the same sort of plot idea, just better written, I'd go check out Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

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