Monday, December 27, 2010
Review: Matched by Ally Condie
Author: Ally Condie
Release Date: November 30, 2010
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Matched Book #1
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
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.
I originally won MATCHED from Librarything.com Early review program but unfortunately it got lost in the mail so I never received it, I still wanted to read it so I borrowed it from the library as soon as it came in. I enjoyed the storyline. The pacing was world building were kinda slow. The Characters were strong and written well. I cared about the characters and wanted to know what happened to them throughout the entire book. The Narrative was kinda flat, super strait to the point words and sentences which isn't always bad but most of the book is like that. There is a slow building romance. I'm honestly am having a really hard time pinning down exactly how I feel about this book as a whole. I didn't hate the book but I didn't love it as much as I wanted to. The ending kinda sucked for me, I was waiting to find out what happened with certain things and it just ended. Because I must know what happens I will be reading future books in the series. You will either be blown away, absolutely hate it or have NO clue what you feel about this book, and since i fall into the last group I'm of no help to you :)
I gave it 3/5 stars