I am reviewing this book for the Dystopia 2012 Challenge and Book Club Friday.
Summary from Goodreads: In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky — taken by the Society to his certain death — only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake. Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander — who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart — change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.
Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. I didn’t think it was as good as Matched (the first in the series) but sequels rarely are. I was still into the story and eager to find out what would happen next. I was shocked to learn that (SPOILER ALERT) Xander is a member of the Rising but I must admit that now I am kind of rooting for Cassia to end up with him instead of Ky. Also, I am really curious as to who put Ky’s information into the matching pool and I’m beginning to think it was Ky himself. So there is still lots to be revealed in the final installment in the trilogy, Reached, which is sitting on my bookshelf right now!