The Society controls everything from what you wear, to when you die. But when Cassia Reyes, a 17-year-old girl gets Matched to her best friend Xander she is extremely happy. But when she views a micro card given to her by the Society, another familiar face shows for a split second and she becomes overwhelmed of either staying on the road in which will lead to a normal life or a road that will lead her to learn the true intentions of the society.
Usually I like second books in trilogies, but this one feels a bit like it suffers from the "second-book slump," or perhaps from the industry's insistence that authors make trilogies/series out of books that are strongest as standalones.
This book was entertaining enough, and while I enjoyed learning more about the world involved, I didn't find it nearly as compelling as "Matched." But then, I do prefer dystopias that take place in a more "insular" setting rather than those that are more adventurous/sprawling/let's take down the system, etc.
I did like the new characters introduced in this volume and found Indy particularly intriguing.