I can't even believe this is the same author. I had loved Matched so much that I recommended it to family and friends, thinking it would be the next Hunger Games. Maybe that was the case for the first book, but the second was downright painful. I forced myself to finish it, and gritted my teeth the entire time. It was like all of a sudden the characters became big potheads or something. There was way to much poetry and philosophy and flowery language and waxing poetic. And I really disliked the boy narrator for Ky. He had their weird forced whisper tone throughout the whole thing that was way too melodramatic and reminded me of Peter Brady auditioning for a play. I hate being so harsh in a review, and I will listen to the the final book in the trilogy when it comes out. I just hope it's just Kate Simses narrating, and that it's way more straightforward and action packed.
I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks
Book #2 (of a planned 3?) to Matched. Vague sketches of the Society are flushed out, but I am worried that this trilogy will end up like the Maze Runner: first two books are interesting enough but the third will fail to tie up all loose ends tantalizingly introduced in the first two books. We will see. One reviewer wanted more romance – are we kidding?! It was sort of Barbara Cartland for teens – rather annoying and a bit concerning given the target age of the reader. But, nevertheless, this is an interesting story of another dystopian society with oppressed teens searching for a way to be free.
Rediscovering what young love felt like
When Ky and Cassia find each other
They are believable for the ages they are portraying
No not really
the girl narrator sounded too young to be cassia and it creeped me out to hear her talk about Ky and Zander. She literally sounds 8yrs old, not 16.
I enjoyed reading the first book, but it was hard for me to take the girls voice seriously that I had to stop listening in the second chapter. her voice is beyond irritating, so I guess I'll be reading the hard copy.
The ending was ok. I am ready to see how the series ends.
I didn't enjoy Jacks performance it seemed like he was reading way to slow and exaggerated. I felt like it was someone speaking to another trying to read lips.
I was hoping for more action and less desperate love story. I felt like they were way to desperate for each other and it almost got annoying. GOOD thing they found each other because they were was less annoying. Need more action.. the thrid book has mixed reviews so im going in with an open mind.
This sequel picks up were Matched left off and the series flows natural. More background of the Society is appreciated.
Having two narrators gives us a nice perspective change keeping your interest.
This story, however, not one of my favorites in the dystopian sci-fi genera. (if that is a thing) It seemed a little slow and sentimental. Not boring, but you can set it aside for a few days without much angst. That being said, I will still listen to the next book just to satisfy my curiosity.
This still isn't a complete story. The author should have just printed it all in one book. But this book has more going on than the first book so it kept me entertained.
I thought the performance was very slow. I actually ended up listening to most of the book on 1.5x speed.