Although I hadn’t been a fan of Matched by Ally Condie I decided to persevere with the trilogy in hope that the final two books in the series would live up to the hype. I tried to go into it with an open mind because I was curious about what happened to the main characters Ky & Cassia. Before I go into it with more detail, I did enjoy it more than Matched, but still not enough for it to be memorable or exciting for that matter. No heart racing, no tears. Just an easy read that would of taken me no time at all to read it had it been enthralling enough to hold my attention for more than a couple of chapters at a time.
The book picks up basically where the last one left off and instead of being simply from Cassia’s point of view, it’s alternates between hers and Ky’s which I do think is why I could tolerate it a little bit more. Although Ky’s point of view was very disjointed as the author tried to keep an element of mystery about his past he was much more interesting to read. Cassia in my opinion is just a whine. She isn’t a heroine like Katniss or even Hermione. What keeps me reading is the fact I’m invested now and I want to know how it ends.
The story was slightly more interesting than the first one, it was less clinical and more poetic which is right up my street. There was also a lot more mystery that have been carried over to the third book, in fact there are so many questions now I’m unsure how they’re all going to be answered by the conclusion of the final book. The new characters introduced were good, I liked Indie especially. I was sad that there was very little of Xander though and her parents and brother were only mentioned in passing.
I don’t really have much to say on this book. I still don’t rate the series but I will say if you do start reading it, the second book is better than the first.
I’ll leave you with my favourite quote, one of the few that stuck with me.
“I love.The most reckless thing of all.”