Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Review: "Matched" by Ally Condie

11:44 AM

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. 


Before I begin to tell you what I thought about this book, I feel like I should let you all know that for as long as I have been involved i the reading community I have never really had any interest in reading this. Merely because I didn't think it would appeal to me. Now you might be asking why I read it. Well, since I have the best luck in the world (note sarcasm), my English teacher called me over and said "read this and tell me how it is" I was already panicking and didn't have time-or the guts- to tell her that I didn't want to read that particular book. So I took it, sat down in my seat and looked at my friends who were staring at me with pitiful eyes (or laughing their butts off). I initially thought of looking for a review online and lie my way through this, but I began to over-think it and my conscience didn't allow me to. So when ahead and read it.

At the beginning I thought "hey, this might actually be good", but then I kept on reading. I just couldn't get into the story. It was too slow paced for my taste. I also felt like the characters lacked depth. I thought that I was refusing to like this book due to my initial lack of interest in it and influence from other negative reviews that I had seen, but I'm pretty sure that I would've liked this book if it weren't for all the spread out flaws. The writing wasn't really up my alley either. Another big problem I found was how this book is very reminiscent to The Giver. Giving me the feeling of having read this before. 

Just remember that this is my personal opinion. Meaning that while I might have disliked this book you just might love it!


1/ 5


  1. Haha, aww, sorry you didn't like this one! I read it some time ago and remember enjoying, but that's all I really remember. (:

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

    1. I got so bummed after reading it! I really wanted to like it, but it just wasn't happening for me !


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