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Bearing an Hourglass
Piers Anthony
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Robert K. Massie
A Curse Dark As Gold - Audio Library Edition
Elizabeth C. Bunce
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
Neil Gaiman
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Isabel Florence Hapgood
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Erik Larson
Healing Trauma
Peter A. Levine
Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles 8 Book Bundle: The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold
Tess Gerritsen
Matched - Ally Condie

There were a lot of things about this book that really impressed me. Sadly, too many banana peel moments happened to keep this book from being great.
On the positive side you have the well fleshed out character of Cassia. Xander and Ky felt like real people rather then being paragons to tempt Cassia. Xander wasn't as developed as I would have liked, but no one has page space for everything. Even the minor characters felt realistic.
On the negative side was how all these outside influences started conspiring against Cassia as soon as she decided to think for herself. It was as if the whole society decided to crumble on cue. The same scenario was done well in Delirium, where the heroine faced escalating danger because of her own rebellious choices.