Just Finished: Matched

This is a sponsored review as part of the BlogHer Book Club. I was compensated, but all opinions are my own. It’s true! We are totally allowed to hate the book.

Matched by Ally Conde easily met my criteria for part one of a young adult fiction trilogy – when I finished book one did I want to continue? Yes, indeed. Set in a dystopian future where most, if not all, choice has been removed from daily life and choices are controlled/designed by an ominous and omnipresent government with the ultimate health of its citizenry in mind.

Matched is the story of Cassia and her friends and beings on Cassia’s matching day. This is a special day where teenagers are assigned their life partners. It is about as romantic as it sounds. Cassia’s match sets the rest of the novel in motion. Choices are made and unmade. Triangles are established. Young adult novel-like things happen. The plot is great. Seriously. I just don’t want to give away any of the surprises. Part of the fun with this novel is in the discovery.

I don’t really have a book rating system, per se, but I did think of two things the other day that I am going to start adding posts that I think say quite a bit about how I feel about a book.

  1. Did it make me stay up late at least once? Yes! I was just going to finish a chapter and then oops! I started another one. This happened on two different nights, too.
  2. Can I think of at least two people I would loan the book to? Yes for sure and it is already sitting on the nightstand in the guest room awaiting my sister’s next visit.


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4 Responses to “Just Finished: Matched”

  1. Audrey says:

    Oooh, I’m going to have to put this on my library hold list!


  2. Mommy Boots says:

    I’m glad you liked it! I did too. Still not 100% sure I’ll continue the series but if a friend were to loan me a copy, I’d read it!


  3. Veronica says:

    Ohh sounds orwellian. I love that stuff. Thanks for sharing.


  4. I think this book sounds really interesting, might need to be my next Kindle download– thanks for sharing!


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