Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Review: Matched

Title:  Matched
Author:  Ally Condie
Series:   The Matched Trilogy [1]
Rating:  4/5


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.


This book hooked me in nearly as fast as The Hunger Games did.  But I do say nearly.  The triangle surrounding Cassie, Xander, and Ky is interesting, especially considering we get chapters narrated by all three of them.

It's nice to see the events from other points of view, however I found myself checking the beginning of the chapter a few times to see which character I was reading under because the text wasn't clear.

It also almost immediately starts the triangle and "teams" between Ky and Xander.  Personally, I'm a Ky fan.  What can I say?  Apparently I'm a rebel.

The book overall is well written and not too far out to imagine our society reaching the point it has in this book.

Recommended to those liking: "The Hunger Games", dystopian fiction; and love triangles with a little action sprinkled over.

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