Saturday, April 23, 2011

Matched and meeting 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.

I actually read this book before I started blogging so I've never done a review on it.  I'm going to today because I met Ally Condie last night at an author event near me.  She was part of a 5 member panel and it was so much fun to hear all the authors.

Loved this book. Loved it. Well written, thought provoking, enjoyable. It evoked emotions in me and kept my interest the whole way through.  I loved Grandpa.  He is one of my favorite characters in book one.  He reminded me a lot of my grandpa. 

It always scares me a bit when I read books where the government takes complete control.  It seems, on one hand, that it could never be that way.  Right?  I mean, how would we, as people ever let it get that far.  And then, on the other hand, I can totally see it happening.  Slowly but surely until we don't even realize it has happened.  "Do not go gentle."

Matched was a great read and I'm sad I'm finished with it. It's going to be a long wait for the next book!

If you haven't read this book yet, you should pick it up.  It's a keeper.

This is a clean read.  No swearing, no sexual content.  Yipee!  :)


  1. That's so cool that you got to meet Ally Condie!!!!! That must have been a lot of fun to get to talk to her, especially since it was a 5 member panel were you able to get more one-on-one time with her? That's so cool though, congrats to you!

  2. How exciting that you met Ally Condie! I have been wanting to read this book for a while but it's still on my TBR list!

  3. Your so lucky! I would love to meet Ally Condie, I love Matched. It's one of my favorite dystopia. I can't wait for the next book.

  4. I loved this book when I read it, long before I really started getting in to dystopian books.

    It's great that you got to meet the author too!

  5. Another book that I love. I can't wait to read Crossed. And Ally is so sweet--I love her!

    And I agree that it is scary to think about the government having that much control. I can see the benefits (I'd love not having to cook) but, obviously, there are downsides.


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