Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Review ~ Matched by Ally Condie
Author: Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Publication Date: November 30, 2010
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 LOVED this book. It is one of my favorites of 2011. I have recently read quite a number of dystopian books and before I get them confused or the stories all mixed together, I thought I should have a reminder of each of them. Cassia and Xander seem so perfect together when they get matched at the Matching ceremony. They have been friends forever and it just seems right when they see each others faces on the screen. Cassia decides to take a look at the microchip with the information about Xander even though she knows all there is to know. For just a second she sees another face and its someone she knows also. She finds out the Ky is an Aberration and because something his father has done. He is not to be matched with anyone. Cassia can't get Ky out of her head or her heart once she starts to fall in love with him.
I really enjoyed the characters and the storyline. I can't wait to pick up and read Crossed which is already out!