Thursday, January 6, 2011
By Ally Condie
Published by Penguin Group
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What its about:
In the Society Officials Decide.
Who you LOVE, where you WORK. when you DIE.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It's hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one...until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path no one else has ever dared follow--between perfection and passion.
What I thought:
I picked up Matched and before I knew it I was on page 186. This book is so engrossing right from the start you'll lose all track of time reading it. I started it at work and for once I actually didn't want to leave work because I'd have to stop reading.
When we first meet Cassia she is all trusting and innocent to how the world works. As we follow her journey through Matched we see her grow in leaps and bounds. She learns what it is to love to lose and to choose for herself.
I fell in love with Xander immediately and cheered for their Match. It was almost heartbreaking to meet Ky but I fell for him pretty quick too. This is one of the roughest love triangles I've read, its hard to choose between two guys who seem so amazing. All through the story you see just how much Xander cares for Cassia, and the extremes he'll go through to protect and help her. Ky holds back so much in his life but he can't hold back with Cassia, he wants to share with her things he won't share with anyone else.
The storyline is easy to follow and fun to read. I have serious cover envy, the cover is simple but fits the tone of the book perfectly! I can't wait for Crossed which comes out November 1st. And rumor has it Ally may be doing a tour in February and she'll be doing a stop in Salt Lake City! Can't wait to meet her! To see if she is coming to your city and when keep checking here
Congrats to Ally to being number 3 on NYT best seller list that is so exciting!
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