Read: July 2012
I rated it on Goodreads: 3 stars
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.
Thought this booked moved at a faster pace than the Matched, and even enjoyed the switching from Ky and Casssia’s point of views….but it just kind of ended. We really have no clue if Cassia, who is back in Society, is going to meet the Archivist, Xander or Ky at the end. It’s a great move by the author to get people to read the next book…but for me, it sucked. I really don’t like the idea that Ky and Cassia were separated again, and I’m afraid that Xander is going to play a bigger part in book 3 to keep them apart.