zondag 17 juli 2011
50 Books Challenge 2011 - # 38: Matched by Ally Condie
Author: Ally Condie
Story: Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
Start: july 14th 2011
End: july 17th 2011
Comment: Cassia lives in a world where everything is decided for you. She doesn't know any better, but I wouldn't want to live in a world like this. Cassia eventually realizes that too. When she sees Ky on her screen, she discovers that the Society made a mistake, although they don't admit to it. She loves Xander, but not the same way she loves Ky. She finds out that Xander isn't the man she should be with and she starts fighting back. I think the love triangle was handled beautifully and Cassia's desire for personal freedom was described so wonderfully. The start of the book is very strong. You're sucked in the story right away. But it isn't consistent and after the first chapters it gets less interesting. It's not untill the last chapters it actually grabs you again. When it comes to the characters, there wasn't a single character that I came to love. There's always that one character I like the most, but "Matched" didn't have that. You get to know them pretty well, but still I couldn't relate to any of them. They are all just OK. I did liked the world Ally Condie created. Disturbing but original. It was an OK read, which had a lot more potential to it with a good plot like this.
Rating: 2,5/ 5