Reading End of Days made me wish Angelfall was a standalone. The series of Penryn and the End of Days held so much promise, especially with Angelfall, which I found very original with its unconventional portrayal of angels.
Truth be told, I decided to pick up Angelfall because I could get the audiobook for free via Kindle Unlimited. Angelfall wasn’t actually on my TBR list but I was in search for an audiobook and practically all my friends on Goodreads who read the book liked it. Only one person was disappointed, so the odds were in my favour. This also meant that since I hadn’t planned on reading it, I had zero expectations.
Matched was a fairly mellow book for a dystopian fiction. In fact, it started off with a markedly utopia society in which peace reigned. Cassia looked forward to her Matching ceremony, where she would meet her Match. She fully trusted the Society to determine her ideal partner whom she would marry four years later, when they were 21 years old.
I had such a tough time finishing this book. So many times did I consider just not finishing it but I told myself I should give it another chance. I know I had trouble with Crewel but this whole weaving business that supposedly kept order in Arras was too original for me not to continue…