Book Review: Matched by Ally Condie

Can you imagine a world where almost every decision, from what you eat to how you dress to the person you marry, is made for you? Where officials choose your vocation, where you will live, and when you will have children?

At first glance, the world that Cassia grows up in is safe and friendly. Everyone in her neighborhood is pleasant and supportive of one another. There is little competition and everyone is accepted. Even when a new boy, Ky Markham, moves in from an outer province, he is accepted into the fold, no questions asked.

But, when Cassia sees Ky's face mistakenly pop up on her informational microchip the day after she's matched with another boy, she can't help but wonder about the strange boy who's been around her for all of these years. Where did he come from? Why is he so quiet? What does he know?

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I read this book as part of an ARC tour, but would gladly rush out a buy a copy today if it were available. It is amazing. I loved it. I want my own copy.  It comes out in November of this year.

If you're a fan of dystopian lit, this is a book that you'll want to read. The world that is created within these pages is so eerie, so dangerous, and so complex that you'll want to understand it more. The book leaves off with a serious cliffhanger, so I'm hoping that there will be more books to come.

In the wake of the end of the Hunger Games series, maybe Matched will become a new series to obsess over? That might be a tall order, but this series has potential, for sure. If you at all have a chance to read this book, you should!