Friday, January 28, 2011

Review: Matched by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie

About the book:

This is the first book in Ally Condies dystopia n trilogy. The next book Crossed will be released November 1st 2011.
The third book is expected in 2012.

ISBN13: 9780525423645
366 pages

Read: January 2011
Language: English

From Goodreads:
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.

The Story:
It´s about Cassia, this young girl. I think she was about 15 years old. She lives in a future society it must be. Where everything is changed from today. They have officials, keeping track on every move they make. And there are many rules who need to be followed.
The Society chooses what people eat, what they wear, what they are allowed to do. Who they should be with etc. Since people who are being matched are the only once allowed to get a family. Since they have to keep the genes under control. Everything is just very stricked.

Short told. Cassia gets matched to a boy. But at the same time she gets to know another boy which she falls in love with at the same time. And everything must be kept a secret since she is breaking like every rule in the society. Will she get caught? And are she the only one who think the Society is wrong in all the rules.

My Opinion:
Amazing written. Even though it sounds like a love story. It is not. The main thing is her development as a person. Growing up in a predicted town, but then one day realizing she has her own opinions and thoughts.

The love is just a smaller bit in the story telling how she evolves. And that makes this story different. It really makes you think about how thinks work and how it could end up in the future.

My Conclusion:
I am loving this book. Without a doubt 6 out of 6 stars :)
I was hooked from the beginning page to the last page. And it´s just sad I need to wait so long for the next book. Because it´s really interesting :D

Short told. This is one of my favorite books :) Guess I will be reading this one again one day :)

So you should really check it out :) It´s something new, not like everything else out there :P

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  1. Glad you like it! I can't wait to get my copy! :D Thanks for the Review!

  2. Great review!! I liked this book too (mostly because of the dystopian side of the novel) !! I can't wait for the next book !! =)

  3. Like your review and am glad that you liked it more than I did! Still you should read DELIRIUM (which I adore) soon:)

  4. Thank you guys for stopping by :)

    Selfcentered: Hope you get it soon ;)

    Elodie: I haven´t really read that much dystopian before this one :)

    Miss Page-Turner: Aghh.. I now.. I need to read that one.. But unfortunatly I bought so many books this month. So I promised my self not to buy so much next month.. :(
    But hopefully one day though ;)