Friday, April 8, 2011

Review: Matched by Ally Condie

My Rating: 5 Stars
Date Read: Dec 2, 2010 to Dec 4, 2010

Summary (Taken 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.

My Review: Anybody remember The Stepford Wives?? Well that's kind of what Matched reminds me of... Not 100% but close.

Cassia lives in a world where basically everything is decided for you. When you marry, who you marry, where you work, what you eat, when you die, etc.

On the night of Cassia's Match banquet, she gets matched to her best friend Xander, and she couldn't be happier. It's everything she could have hoped for. But, right before the screen fades to black, she sees another face. Her neighbor Ky. But that's not possible because, as The Society has informed her, it was just a glitch, a mistake. And even though Cassia has always, without a doubt, believed what The Society has told her, she can't stop thinking about Ky. She is drawn to him the same way he is drawn to her. And, against all odds, they begin to fall in love, which is against the "rules". What makes it even more dangerous, is the fact that they both have secrets that could get them in alot of trouble should anyone find out.

So what happens? do Ky and Cassia get their happily ever after? Well, I'm OBVIOUSLY not going to tell you that. read the book and find out for yourself. But I will say this: I have a feeling that this series is going to get reeeeally popular.

Edited to add:
Wow, look at the cover for Crossed! If this cover is anything to go by, it looks like Cassia is finally breaking free of that bubble that the Society has her in. You go girl! I can't wait until this book comes out so I can see what else happens to Cassia, Ky and Xander.

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