Monday, January 17, 2011

Matched by Ally Condie

Title: Matched

Author: Ally Condie

Published: Dutton Juvenile, 2010

Pages: 356

Series: Book 1, Matched

Summary: 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. (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: In case you haven’t seen any of my other reviews lately then you will not know that I am absolutely obsessed with dystopian fiction at the moment and what better book to read than Matched by Ally Condie to get me through my fix.

In Matched all of the decisions are made for everybody so nobody gets a choice. Nobody really questions that though because that’s how their society works.

The first thing that drew me to Matched was the absolutely gorgeous cover. It was also extremely well written and a great start to what I deem to be a very promising series.

And just between you and me, I would prefer Ky just because it seems so different to what society would have as the norm.

Matched is truly amazing and well worth the read.


  1. I enjoyed Matched as well and I loved the cover. The world building was fantastic. I do think Delirium by Lauren Oliver is even better and I recently read Wither by Lauren DeStefano which was also a pretty decent dystopian if not as good as Matched and Delirium.

  2. I bought this and it's been sitting on my nightstand forever. I need to read it. Thanks for the review!

  3. I have a copy on my shelves that I still haven't started yet but hopefully I will soon.

  4. I can't wait to read this one; I recently read DELIRIUM and loved it and now I'm totally into dystopian too!


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