“This book is amazing, it really grabs you. I hope the rest are just as good. ”Emily wrote this review Saturday, April 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cassia has always believed in her community but when it is her turn to be "Matched" she starts questions motives and procedures. I loved this book and will be reading the others in the series. ”Susan Parker wrote this review Friday, April 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cassia is torn between Xander, her best friend, and Ky, who's face appears instead of Xander's for a moment as a picture of her match. She begins to have feelings for Ky, and he even teaches her to read.
As I read, I know who I want her to pick. I also I notice that the boy the main character, in many books, chooses is rarely the one I want her to. I want the character to choose the one she has been friends with and known forever.
This book seems similar to many books of its type, but I love the situation. The characters have more freedom than that of many dystopian novels, but they cannot make any meaningful decisions.”
“Canadian lives in a dystopia and gets matched to a boy, then when another boy flashes on the screen she starts doubting how perfect life is?”val wrote this review Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was great!”Natasha wrote this review Wednesday, April 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved it. Cannot wait to get my hands on the next one!”Chanel wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Where Cassia lives, whenever anyone turns 17 years old, unless you choose to be a single, you are matched with someone. They don't have to live near you, but the Society decides who will be the best match for you. It is rare that anyone is ever matched with someone in the same area as them, but of course it happens to Cassia. She is matched with her best friend, Xander. Although, soon she finds herself falling in love with another boy. But that is impossible considering that he (Ky) is an Aberration. Cassia and Ky are in a hiking program together, where they learn many things about the Society, and what they are doing. ”
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“I have a thing for dystopian novels, but I was drawn to this one because it’s story was extremely unique from all the rest. What would you do if your whole life was already planned out for you? The choices of what to eat, what your job will be, even who you will marry are already decided for you. This is the world that Cassia lives in. The strict rules imposed by the Society kept the book exciting and kept me interested. [I will admit the first 40 pages were a little slow in my opinion, have no fear keep trudging along].
I admired Cassia [the main character] because in a world where everything is decided for you she still had a way of thinking for herself. Like many books I have read lately, she had an inner struggle with doing what was expected of her and doing what was in her heart.
Like all YA novels there is the forbidden love triangle. In the Society you are matched with the person you will spend the rest of your life with. So naturally Cassia was excited when she was matched with her long time friend Xander. Now here is where the low ratings come in [ I am going to try and do this without any spoilers]. By a surprising turn of events Cassia begins to fall for a boy named Ky [ a mysterious boy with a troubled past]. Trust me I love a good love triangle however, I thought she fell for him really quickly. If my life could get shattered in 5 minutes from being with this mystery boy I think I would proceed with caution.
Overall it was an interesting read but a little slower paced than I would have liked. I look forward to reading the other books in the trilogy.