|Matched - Ally Condie £6.99|
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
I decided to do a review! oh wait that's not a big deal.. I'm doing a review.. of a book! I don't know if everybody knows this about me, but I LOVE to read. My favourite genre right now is Dystopian, so I will probably be reviewing one after the other because I think they are so fun and really make you really appreciate life.. LOL! anyway... in order to not completely spoil the story, ill do a Q&A style review pf the books I've read.
What are your expectations before reading it?
I wasn't expecting much, I'd heard a few reviews here and there but they were mostly positive. I didn't assume it would be an epic read, but I was hopeful and was looking forward to a good love story.. at least.
What do you love about the book?
I loved the three main characters and the Grandfather. Cassia is my favourite (duh) her character developed a lot throughout the book and I feel like she grew wiser and wiser as the book progressed. Even though she didn't see the problems with her society on the surface, she was willing to go looking for the truth. The love story was portrayed as binary opposites, on the one hand there was perfect Xander who was chosen for her by the society and was her 'ideal match' and on the other, was Ky who was unknown, forbidden and risky. I think she too believed that she loved them both and I enjoyed her internal struggle during the decision making process. The author did a great job of pulling you into the story emotionally and I found myself going along with *some* of Cassia's decision as if they were my own.
What do you hate about the book?
Hmm.. First of all I felt as if the story was pulling you towards the excitement and newness that was Ky and sort of put Xander in the background of everything and that is the main reason I found for Cassia's gravitation towards Ky, she just sort of ignored him and the author totally neglected his part of the story.. (I'm sure there's a reason but still). The book lacked 'umph' or drama, it didn't branch out enough for me, it was pretty localized for the most part (apart from the possible rebellion in the outer provinces) and there is no real sense of urgency or despair. For a while there I thought the society wasn't that bad at all.. until, you know.. it was.
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