Matched by Ally Condie

The Society has always made Cassia’s choices and she’s always been okay with that.  It doesn’t seem like much to give up in order to get the perfect job, the perfect mate, the perfect life.  So when it’s her turn to be Matched and her best friend’s face appears on the screen Cassia believes right away that he is the perfect person for her… until she sees another face flash across the screen for just an instant before it fades to black.  Now Cassia is being given something she’s never had before: a choice.  Will she stay with who’s safe – Xander, her best friend, someone who will give her the perfect life that she longs for.  Or will it be Ky, the one who tries so hard to fit in but doesn’t?  Cassia must choose between what’s perfect and what she’s passionate for.

I could not wait to get my hands on this book.  It sounded like such an interesting concept.  This takes place in a Society unlike ours.  There are no choices to be made but it’s only to keep its inhabitants safe.  It sounds so soft and perfect on the outside but when you get deep into the heart of the book you begin to see that maybe perfection lacks something.  Would you really want to give up those songs that make you cry, the food that melts in your mouth, those experiences that may not always have the happiest outcome but shape you as a person nonetheless.

I really felt for Cassia and couldn’t imagine having to make the choices that she had to.  For me this was a really incredible book with a lot of thought behind it and I cannot wait to read the next one!


  1. says

    This sounds like such an interesting read! It kind of reminds me of The Host (by the Twilight author). Another weird society that takes away the essence of what it means to be human. Kind of different but very intriguing!

  2. says

    What an interesting idea for a book plot. I'll have to find this on amazon and check it out. Thanks!

    I need to start doing book reviews. I have a tab for good reads as part of my 101 project but it's getting WAY to crowded. Posting is a good idea so I can just link back without the page getting junky. Thanks Krysten!

  3. says

    Sounds interesting especially since you said it is in a different sort of society and I like books with a lot of thought behind them.

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