Monday, March 21, 2011

Matched; Alley Condie












  • ARC
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; First Edition edition (November 30, 2010)



Synopsis

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


My Review

 I am swimming in a pool of originality that Allie Condie has blessed us with in her writing this wonderful book, Matched.  I was bound to this book.  Cassia was a blessing to the heroine world. She showed how to be a strong and intelligent female character.

   Who knew love could be manufactured? Or couldn't it?  Your heart and soul will ache for a sequel of Matched. Cassia can't go wrong with Xander or Ky. Again another praise for Allie Condie for writing characters who are both, worthy of female attention. It's refreshing that there is no male negativity towards a female character.  I normally like to go on and on about a book I have enjoyed from the first page to the last, But I am going to stop and shout for you to get up off your butt and head to the bookstore and grab yourself a copy of Matched. After all you can't borrow mine. Sorry, but this is a re-reader!

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On a small note.. Matched will THANKFULLY be a trilogy!



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17 comments:

Meredith said...

Aren't Xander and Ky both awesome! I had such a hard time choosing my fave, which is so rare!

GMR said...

Enjoyed the review....and definitely a fan of the book myself. Can't WAIT for book 2! ^_^

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I am dying to read this. I can't believe I haven't yet! :-)

Jason said...

I love the cover. And the concept. I can imagine in my youth that I'd have thought that authority figures were a lot like "The Society."

YA Book Queen said...

Yay for Matched! So glad you enjoyed it :D

Kristin Rae said...

I just got this a couple weeks ago but haven't read it yet. It's definitely up there on my list of what to read next!! Glad to hear you liked it so much. :)

Blodeuedd said...

It sounds great! :D And a re-read on top of that, yup I truly wanna read this book

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Jenny N. said...

Wow such a rave review. I already have a copy but just don't have enough time to read it.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

wow this book sounds so awesome! thanks for the great review!

Darlyn said...

I would love to love this book but it's jst an okay rad for me. Glad it did for you!

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I absolutely loved this book and can't wait for the second. Great review!

Tipsy - tipsyreader.com said...

It looks like it'll be an interesting (and adventurous) trilogy. I'm not normally one for Dystopian books, but this one has been getting some good reviews... I suppose I'll have to check it out!

cleemckenzie said...

I always admire writers who can do trilogies. It takes such a lot of work to keep the freshness and pace. Good luck. Enjoyed my visit.

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

It's great when you love a book that much! Hope you get the sequel soon!

Lily Child said...

I'm in a serious reading slump! I think I am going to pick this book up next! GREAT review! :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I just finished this one and I LOVED it. I could not agree more with you. I'm addicted. I can not wait for Crossed.