Sunday, 28 July 2013

Matched by Ally Condie

Author: Allie Condie
Format: Paperback
Pages: 369
Date Published: November 30, 2010
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Book Website: Trilogy Website

       You don't get to choose who you marry. The Society does that for you. When you are 17, you go to your matching ceremony and get matched with anybody. The matches are always perfect. When Cassia goes to her Matching Ceremony, her match turns out to be her best friend Xander, Cassia couldn't be happier. She is going to marry somebody that she has known for her entire life. It was Xander's face on the screen. It couldn't be anymore prefect. Then for a split second, another boy's face appears. The face of Ky Markham. Officials tell her not to worry. Just a mistake. Some kind of cruel joke. Now Cassia can't help but wonder, who was she meant to be with? Her best friend, or the boy that has a life full of secrets?

       So...Cassia is in her green dress that she wore to the match ceremony, in a bubble. I wonder what the bubble represents? maybe that she is trapped? What I do like about the cover: They didn't show her face, also, in the background, the green colour fades. It looks pretty cool.

       Xander wasn't really that interesting. Despite him and Cassia being matched together, he wasn't in the book a lot. The scenes he was in, he was boring. He didn't talk much, and you never really learn anything particularly interesting about him.

       Ky was more interesting than Xander. He had a story. He had secrets that he has never shared with anybody but Cassia. Learning is story was cool, I liked the way he told Cassia his story through pictures instead of words.

Love Triangle
       Alright, let me first just say that I do not mind love triangles, but they have to be done right.
 It was so blatantly obvious who Cassie was going to choose. Which is disappointing, since the whole question was who she was going to end up with.

       I litterally just found out about the movie that is being made. I think that Disney has the film rights. I can't seem to get any details on the cast, but apperantly the movie is already in production.
       I myself, am not interested in the movie. If I do end up seeing it  I'll watch it on TV, or rent it when it comes on DVD.

       I guess, If you want a light read, this might be a good choice. No huge action scenes, no fights or anything like that. It's basiclly Cassia going through life, while being faced with some pretty hard decisions.


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  2. I actually liked this book. I agree that this isn't the most exciting novel, but I enjoyed it. Sadly, I think it is the best of the three books. :/

    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

    1. I don't think I am going to continue with the trilogy, considering all the people telling me that it does not get better as it goes along.