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Release Day: Matched by Ally Condie

Today is the release day for one of the best books I’ve read this year. Not only have I enjoyed it but all the readers in my family have loved it as well (mother-in-law, aunt, and cousins).

If you haven’t ordered this book I’d highly suggest doing so.

Matched by Ally Condie

369 pages, Dutton Juvenile, (2010-11-30)

$17.99 (

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Matched by Ally Condie

I gave away an extra ARC copy in my Blogoversary giveaway!

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Review: Matched by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie

384 pages

Dutton Juvenile, (2010-11-30)

$17.99 (, 07/02/10, hardcover)


I grabbed this ARC while at BEA.

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 5

Overall: 30/30! PERFECT!

Cover/Title Bonus: 5


A unique look at love, authority, and free will in a world where everything is controlled and if all else fails the red pill will make it all better.

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First Line Friday: Matched by Ally Condie

This week I bring you the first line to an amazing book. I loved this. I finished it last night and I can’t wait to read more about this world.

If you haven’t already, put this book on your To Be Read list because it is awesome. A beautifully written dystopia.

The first line is italicized in the book because it’s a thought that Cassia is having, not something she’s actually doing but in a sense she really does do.

Now that I’ve found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night?


  Matched by Ally Condie

In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.
Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic. — Goodreads

Matched will be released November 30, 2010 by Dutton Books a member of Penguin Group.