Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie

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.

So dystopian book number 2 and I must say, this one was a lot harder for me to read. To me, this book didn’t have much…personality I guess that’s what you could call it. It was a good book, but I’m much more partial to more exciting books.

Cassia and her “perfect” little “Society” were perfectly boring. Everyone had everything handed to them based on data, so while I was reading this book I’m thinking “How the heck am I going to finish this predictable book?” Next thing I know, I’m sucked into this book trying to figure out how this perfect society made a mistake with Cassia’s matched. Pretty much, I was in and out of the book. I would get boring then interesting, but never exciting.

I loved the characters though. I didn’t have a particular feeling for Cassia but Ky is a different story. I couldn’t help but love him. He came from the scum of the society, forced to be an outcast but he is so deep and complex. He was probably the only reason why I didn’t put the book down on the slow parts. Then there is Xander. I loved him as well. His charming, confident, and intelligent personality drew me to him and a first I thought Cassia was completely crazy for jeopardizing their relationship. Personally though, I think Ky would have been more my type as well.

Now, it might seem as if I didn’t enjoy this book much and I didn’t BUT, I want to read the next book because the ending made me absolutely want more! So 3.5 kittens in a can out of 5! 

 Aww How cute is that??


  1. I loved this book, but I can't decide who I like more- Xander or Ky. I do love dystopian novels though. Have you ever read The Hunger Games- this is the best dystopian novel- loved it- and it might convert you to them!

  2. I plan on reading Hunger Games before this month is over. I've heard so much about it.


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