Cassia is just a normal teenager excited about growing up and finding love, getting a job, and starting a family. The only problem is, she will never have the freedom to choose any of that. The Society, through decades of shaping and perfecting a sophisticated Matching system based on character traits of each individual, chooses everyone’s life for them. Utopia in disguise, the Society’s decisions are all a ruse to fully control the people of the different Provinces within Society. When Cassia receives her ideal husband at her Match Banquet, she can’t believe her luck. However, a small Society mistake makes her question whether their choice for her lifelong love could be wrong.
A 2012 Gateway Readers Award Nominee, this book is a strong reminder of how valuable the ability to choose in life is and how it feels when that gift is taken away.