It is seriously one of my favorite reads of the year.
If you do nothing else today, go to your nearest bookstore and purchase this book!
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 Society has everything under control — or so it seems. And Cassia has the perfect future — a life with her best friend, a promising future career as a sorter — and she’s not really looking to rebel.
I think that is what makes her such an amazing character. She was content, but soon realized that her contentment was a lie.
Can you image a world where there are only 100 Songs? Or 100 Poems? How could you choose? What if you didn’t have the choice?
Ky is the perfect Match for her, but the rules of the Society forbid that they be together. He is interesting and fun and truly cares about her. He has so much depth in his efforts to hold back and stay exactly average, to avoid notice.
There are so many twists and turns. I devoured this book in a day.
The only issue I had was the ending — it was very anticlimatic. I believe there will be a sequel, so that will answer a lot of the questions. That’s all I’ll say as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.
All in all, this is a great read and an amazing debut.
Lovers of dystopian, this one is for you.