Monday 8 November 2010

Review: Matched by Ally Condie

Title: Matched
Author: Ally Condie
Publisher:  Puffin (2 Dec 2010)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Pages: 384
Rating: 3/5 (Good)

On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he’s not. In Cassia’s society, Officials decide who people love. How many children they have. Where they work. When they die. But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own. And that’s when her whole world begins to unravel . . .

GREAT dystopian! Really got into this one fast. Kept my attention from page one. I felt the characters were well developed! I wasn't searching for more from them. They all brought a lot to the table, and when I wanted to know something about them the author told me! I did want to know more about this dystopian world. I didn't feel like a lot of my questions were answered, but there is definitely enough there to really get a picture for this futuristic world. I'm looking forward to book 2!  Oh, and my favorite character is Xander. He just is! I hope you like him too!!!

"Lying in bed, my body and soul bruised and tired, I realize that the Officials are right. Once you want something, everything changes. Now I want everything. More and more and more. I want to pick my work position. Marry who I choose. Eat pie for breakfast and run down a real street instead of on a tracker. Go fast when I want and slow when I want. Decide which poems I want to read and what words I want to write. There is so much that I want. I feel it so much that I am water, a river of want, pooled in the shape of a girl named Cassia."


  1. This sounds so good! I can't wait till release date!

  2. Sounds like u really are into this book. Glad to hear that. =)

    CJ @ Coffee N Crackers

  3. Oh! That quote hooked me, I'm reading this one!

  4. I loved this book too! I can't wait for the next book!

  5. Hello fellow blogger! new follower to your page here. Just wanted to drop some *love* and say that you have a wonderful blog here! I'm new to blogging and would love if you could return the favor and follow my page! Happy Blogging!

  6. I loved this book, too. It's one of my favorites of the year!

  7. I can't wait to read this. It looks amazing. Great review by the way. Have a great weekend :)
    Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

  8. Ahh, I've been kind of debating on reading this. I've officially added it to my reading list. :)

    Glad you liked it! Thanks for the review, and quote!

  9. I have this one on my TBR list with no real plan on when I was going to get to it but the more I hear about this book the more I can't wait to read it!
    Very SWEET blog I'm your newest follower

  10. I remember seeing this at the bookstore and thinking "I'm going to get that book next time" I'm really glad you liked it. I hear it's similar to The Giver by Lois Lowry which is now one of my favorite books. Seriously, next time I go to the bookstore I'm getting it.

    Sunshine @

  11. new GFC follower! excited to read more of your blog!!
    i LOVED this book so much!
    follow me?!

  12. *does little happy dance* could book #2 get here any slower? grrr!

  13. Just finished this one and must confess, I'm a Ky girl so far :)


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