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. (Summary from goodreads.com)
First line: Now that I've found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night?
My expectations, however, sadly fell short and Matched was too much of George Orwell's 1984 for my taste. Naturally, a novel about an overcontrolling government is bound to make one's mind drift to the most dystopian of dystopias, but whereas Collins succeeded in finding a new take on the whole Big Brother-thing, I felt Condie did not.I was also puzzled with the fact that they could read, but not write. What's up with that?
As for the main characters, I could never really relate to them. I didn't mind them, but then again they didn't draw me in. And that is the biggest nail in the coffin for a fictional character, as far as I am concerned. All and all, I don't think I'll read the next installment.