Friday, June 3, 2011

Matched Review

366 pages
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 was a nicely written dystopian novel. It kind of reminded me a little bit of The Giver with the way the society is so perfect. The citizens in this novel were so willing to have things decided for them to keep life as perfect as they were used to. I liked the main character Cassia because even though she was conflicted about the Society she was willing to question it and decide things for herself. I think that the love triangle between Xander, Cassia, and Ky is a difficult one especially since Ky and Xander are revealed to have some interesting similarities. I am very interested in seeing where her journey takes her in the next novel in this series when it comes out. This is definitely a great read for those who love dystopian novels.


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