"In the society officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die."
Xander Carrow: Cassia's childhood friend and apparent match. He is smart, clever, and charismatic. He quickly falls in love with Cassia, but knows that there are other things and people on her mind.
Ky Markham: An abberation in the society who is supposed to be unmatched, but somehow is matched with cassia. He is adventurous, hardworking, and mysterious. Helps Cassia to solve the mysteries within the government and helps her to go against the standards.