“I love you. I promise you don’t need to worry about anybody else stealing my heart because there is no competition. You won a long time ago.”
― Heather Ostler, The Shapeshifter’s Secret
Julia like any other 16-year-old, has problems. One of these many problems is that she is more then human. She can do fantastic and wonderful things, that no one seems to understand. Julia’s father is overly protective, and rightfully so. As a Shapeshifter, she will need all the protection she needs. It’s not safe for her here.
Julia quickly finds herself moving to a castle. Her new school is full of normal things including (but not limited to) cliques, gossip, and loads of homework. Still it is eating away at Julia to find out more about her absent mother. It may not be in her best interest now to find out. Can Julia figure out what is going on, even with her father trying so hard to shield her from all the imperfections and problems at the castle?
Cassia lives in the Society. The Society is ran by strict rules and events. The Matching and Matching Banquet is one of them. When a citizen turns 17, they can choose to be put into the matching pool. All citizens, (that choose to be matched) are carefully put with another citizen and are to live with them forever This may seen horribly wrong, yet the Society looks over personalities, likes, dislikes and so much more there is rarely ever a mistake. Until Cassia.
Cassia has been matched to a old childhood friend which is uncommon, and when she gets home, she finds the picture of another boy she knows claiming to be her Match. Cassia is told by Officials that it was a mistake and to forget about the second picture. But can she forget? Did the ever so perfect Society truly make a mistake? Or was this planned out, what is the Society truly doing behind the closed doors? Find out in the first book of the Matched series.