Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie (2010)
Teen Fiction | DystopianBlurb:
“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. ”
pooled ink Review:
Le sigh. I enjoyed this book, much more than I thought I would. It was good but it didn’t blow my socks off. I mean, I won’t die if I don’t finish reading the series, in fact I likely won’t get around to finishing it. The plot wasn’t new, it felt like a dozen other YA books on the shelves that I’ve read seeming like more of a jump on the YA-dystopia-romance bandwagon though…but it was still a fun read.
Then again, if this is one of the first YA dystopian romances you pick up then you might really love it. I think I’ve just been reading too many books back to back in this narrow genre and it has me burned out.
Review originally posted on Goodreads on July 9, 2014
Purchase here: Matched
Meet Ally Condie!
Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband, three sons and one daughter outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.