Thursday, December 30, 2010
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion. ( Goodreads.com)
I have been hearing alot of buzz about this book , because we all know that Hunger Games ends in Aug.
This book was lyrical and flowed. We meet Cassia at 17 getting ready for her Matched party to find out who she will be marry. She chooses a green dress for her party, and her screen is the only one that is black. She is Matched to Xander , her best friend. But once she gets home, she sees another friend of hers that is considered an aberration -Ky. This society gives you 3 pills ( red, blue, and green). The Officials are always watching , and sorting , and making notes of the choices that you will make.
Cassia starts questioning her life more when she sees that Ky popped up on the screen. She also is asking more questions about her parents Match. Cassia loses some one very dear to her , and finds out that her parents have been keeping secrets. Cassia loves to hike and there she gets to know Ky better, and also having mixed feelings for Xander.
Many items from the past are called artifacts and many people in this world don't write. Cassia is waiting to find out her job, from the officials. She is the best sorter and has been tested many times. Her mom deals with landscaping and her father takes away artifacts from families.
Cassia learns new things with Ky and understands now why stories are told. This is a awesome book and will be waiting til November to read and own this book. I love the cover of this book.
Book Review= B
I borrowed this book from my Karen and then bought my own copy.