One of my goals this year was to read more. My life (both work and play) is constantly busy, and I often forget how relaxed I am with a glass of wine and a great read. This is why I was thrilled when I was offered the opportunity to review a #1 New York Time Best Seller, Matched. Ladies, I picked up this book one weekend, and stayed up until 3am to read it cover to cover. I couldn’t put it down. Ally Condie is a great writer and has a gift of tying words together beautifully. I generally dislike reading book reviews, because they often give a lot of the details away. So, I won’t ruin it for you.
I love a love story. I mean, what girl doesn’t? This book is a teaspoon of Hunger Games with a cup of Twilight (minus the brutality and all the vampire stuff). The main character is seventeen year old, Cassia, whose life suddenly changes after the flash of two images. She may be “Matched,” but her heart leads her to the center of a love triangle. It doesn’t stop there. Cassia discovers that her once trust for the society’s choices are fading, and rebellion takes over. She realizes that the only life she’s known (calculated, according to statistics) is far from what life should be – free and imperfect. This love story is bundled with dark secrets, happiness and pain, and relationships tangled with deep passion.
If you haven’t picked this up, Matched is available online and at most book stores. To find out more about Matched, and to join in on the conversation, click here.
Have you read Matched? What books are you currently reading?