Thursday, August 5, 2010

Matched by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie (ARC)
Publication Date: November 30, 2010
Versions: hardcover, audio
Received from: Around The World Tours

Summary (from goodreads):
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.


Cassia has always trusted their choices. It's barely 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.

This is one of those books that make you think a lot, and from the beginning you know it is going to be a hit. Cassia experiences the most amazing day of her life-the Match Ceremony-where her perfect match will be presented before her. Cassia is surprised that her best friend, Xander, was the one chosen-but she realizes that he is perfect for her. But when another face shows up on the screen, Cassia can't help but to be curious. And she asks herself why whenever she looks at him, she gets ideas into her brain. Ideas, the Officials would not approve of.

Matched by Ally Condie is like a mix of The Hunger Games and The Uglies. I felt that the capital was just as demanding and it was also set in the future. That being said, it didn't feel like a reread of The Hunger Games or The Uglies series-it was very refreshing and brilliantly written.

Will I reread it?
Yes, I cannot wait until this book is released so I can buy a finished copy. I love the cover, it is so gorgeous and I hope for a sequel (crossing my fingers). Thank you Ally Condie for this amazing read.

16 comments:

Michelle said...

This book sounds so awesome. Glad you enjoyed it!

Lucie said...

Great review! I really, really, really can't wait for this to come out. It looks and sounds really good!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Uglies and Hunger Games? Those are my favs! I must read this.

Allison said...

I'm reading it right now and enjoying it so far :) glad you loved it!

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

Wonderful review! I loved this book and can't wait to purchase it. I did read in an interview with Condie on the web where she said that she is working on a sequel. I can't wait to see what happens next!

Okie said...

This sounds like a great book. I'm loving the hype. Thanks for a great review.

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I can't wait to read this one!!

Liz said...

This one sounds fantastic! Thanks for the review. However, I haven't read Uglies, so I clearly need to get on top of that. And I agree with about the cover!

AnimeGirl said...

Oh!I want to read this one bad!! sounds like it will be awesome.
Even though I don't like dystopian all that much, this one sounds good.

and I love the cover

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thebookfairyhaven said...

Ooh this one has been on my list for a while now. And from what your review says, it looks like I'm going to have to go out and get this one asap!

YA Vampire Books said...

this one sounds really interesting and original - I'm intrigued!

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