Book Review: Matched by Ally Condie

I am reviewing this book for the Dystopia 2012 Challenge and the Semi-Charmed Winter 2012 Book Challenge (read three books from three different genres for 30 total points).

I have been way into YA dystopian novels lately and this was another one on my list.

Summary 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.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. I was really into the book and finished it quickly. I can’t wait to read the next two in the trilogy! I like Xander and Ky so it’s a tricky love triangle. I didn’t give it a full 5 stars because it is a bit cheesy in the romance department. It reminded me a lot of Divergent.

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9 thoughts on “Book Review: Matched by Ally Condie

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Precision Reviews.

    Love triangles are always interesting to read about. It seems to be the “it” thing in trilogies these days. Looking forward to more of your reviews.

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