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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Matched by Ally Condie.

Matched (Matched #1) "Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow." -Goodreads.

Hardcover, 366 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Dutton Juvenile

"Do not go gentle into that good night."

This was a really fun read. I love dystopian stories so when I heard about this one I could not wait to get it. The cover is what caught my eye and then the description intrigued me even more.  But seriously, what an awesome cover. So simple, yet says so much about the story. I appreciated it even more after I read it. There would be parts that I would read then close the book and look at the cover and think how it just goes.

I really enjoyed Cassia. She has lived her whole life in this Society and has only heard a little bit about what life was like before and was told everything about our world and way of living was wrong. That they need to be told what to do and how to live in order to live correctly. Everything in her life is controlled. So when Cassia sees Ky's face on her Match screen she starts to wonder how a mistake like that could happen. 
Then her Grandfather gives her something that makes her start question everything even more. 

Love Ky. He is so sweet and willing to do whatever he can to be with Cassia, even if it is only for a short time.  So I'm pretty sure I am rooting for Ky.
I liked Xander, but I just didn't feel like I really got to know him so I really didn't care if he got Cassia.

There are some pretty good twists in the story too, so I cannot wait for the next one!
4/5 for Matched!


  1. I just finished this book today! It was pretty good, and I agree on the whole Ky, Xander thing.


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