The second book of Ally Condie's riveted Matched Trilogy astounds readers once again. Ky has been taken away to certain death. Xander is further from Cassia's heart than ever. Resolved to go after her one true love, Cassia balances on the point of a knife as she tiptoes around the Society's rules into the black market, rebellion group, and everything she's never imagined. Still, though, after she's prepared, Cassia ventures into the dangerous Outer Provinces in search of Ky, knowing that her death—whether from the Society or the deadly residents of the Outer Provinces—is near. Sabotage, food loss, and fatality does little to urge her on, but Cassia has a goal. Meanwhile, the narration switches to Ky as well, who narrates with a fluidity and fervent passion that no one can deny. But when Xander, Cassia's real Match, completely reverses the circumstances with everything riding on him, Cassia's struggle between Ky and Xander is more difficult than ever before. As Ally Condie pulls one over the readers yet again, the last book of her trilogy becomes one of the highly-awaited of the century.