This book's cover is the first thing that caught my attention, and with all the talk of The Hunger Games and other great YA dystopian novels out there, this one finally made it into my hands. And it didn't disappoint, for me. I really liked Cassia, although she seemed a little shallow at times (though who wouldn't be, when living in a society where you rarely have to make a decision). The book grabbed my attention right away and got more interesting as it went along. In places it was predictable, in others it was a bit drawn out, and I think it could have been written with a little more imagery, but it was a good book. Not to be compared with The Hunger Games, certainly, but a good book in it's own rite.