Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Book Review – MATCHED by Ally Condie
Due to the hype surrounding Matched, and the absolutely stunning cover (yes I always judge books by them) I was extremely excited to pick up a signed copy of ALA.
Cassia’s voice caught me straight away and I was swept up the excitement of her Match banquet. I couldn’t read this book fast enough. I loved everything. The voice was perfect, the writing is astonishingly beautiful and the world building is outstanding; the society is terrifying in it’s perfection and veneer of reasonableness.
This is such a beautiful book. There are scenes that are quietly heartbreaking and achingly romantic and emotions are expressed so wonderfully well. My copy has about twenty turned down pages, to mark passages I really loved. Matched is definitely one of my favourite books of the year and I need to re-read it to really appreciate it.
A word of warning though, if you are looking for a book to fill the void left by the end of The Hunger Games, this may not be for you, despite the dystopian tag. Matched is more reminiscent of the coming of age/romance you might expect from Sarah Dessen. It is quiet, and it is beautiful, and it is well worth reading.
Here’s a taste,
Matched by Ally Condie comes out tomorrow. I’m already counting down for Book 2.
ARC received at ALA
I really can't wait for this book! It sounds absolutely wonderful! 🙂
Wow. This sounds like it lives up to all the hype. Great review Alexa. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.
By the way, you have been tagged over at my blog if you are interested in participating for 10 things we didn't know about you.
I WANT THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!! You've got me drooling, Alexa!
Ahhh, I really really really want to read this! The wait is almost over, it's out tomorrow! 😀
Oh, wow. I love the snippet you shared! This book sounds great 😀
i love how you compared it to sarah dessen and not The Hungers games – really sets me up for the right vibe. Can't wait to get my copy (hurry up mail man!)
Jemi – it is!
Nic – It does, totally deserves to be No 1 on the Indie list. Thanks for the tag the meme looks fun 🙂
Kim – soon Kim!!!! Make Joelle keep you updated of her progress 🙂
Beeca – I know It had it's own stand in B&N today, looked very lovely.
Vee – it is so good.
Nomes – Thanks. Enjoy 🙂