Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Matched by Ally Condie

ISBN: 9780525423645
Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 366

Matched by Ally Condie is about Cassia, who has grown up in a futuristic society which she has always placed her trust in to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch and what to believe. During her Matching ceremony when Xander appears on the screen, Cassia knows with certainty that he is her ideal mate. Until Ky appears briefly before the screens turns black. The Society tells her that its a glitch and that she should focus on the life she is destined to live with Xander. But Cassia starts to doubt the Society...

I thoroughly enjoyed Ally Condie's dystopian fanstasy Matched, and cannot wait to read the sequel Crossed! From beginning to end Matched is beautifully written! My favourite characters were Xander and Cassia. Cassia probably because of her being the main character and Xander because he cared for and protected Cassia despite everything, despite the possible consequences. I like the simple cover of Matched, the girl inside of the bubble in the green dress represents Cassie and the bubble depicts the restrictions she felt throughout the book.

Available at Amazon.com & Amazon.co.uk.


  1. Really enjoyed this book too. I can't wait for Crossed to come out on the 24th of Novenmber.

  2. I loved Matched. Such a cool concept. I also liked that Xander could be a cool character without having to be a snarky bad boy. Bad boys have their place, especially in paranormal, but sometimes I want the heroes to have a little more depth. I like them to stand for something.