Matched by Ally Condie
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews
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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
I was so excited to read this novel, the beautiful cover the buzz it got before publication, for me, the book was just okay. It should be said that I am not the biggest fan of dystopian novels mainly due to the fact that I haven't read many.
The writing was good, the character development and the dialog was good, but for me Cassia the main girl, I found to be frustrating. I found her to be kind of selfish. I did like Xander I found him to be very interesting and I really wish there would have been more of him.
I do hope the second book in this series is better, I do plan on reading it, maybe it will change my mind.
I really wish we knew more about the Society. We don’t know much about them, we have no idea who they are or possibly what they are. I wanted to know more about them and more about the Officials. I think if I had more information about them, I could have enjoyed the novel more.
**1/2 2 ½ out of 5 stars
Cover art: It’s beautiful!
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