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 the he is her ideal mate...until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
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.
Well, it's happened again. Another book that I haven't finished. It's becoming a bit of a trend, one I'd really like to break. The only upside to not finishing Matched
is that I only payed 99p on my Kindle, so at least I didn't fork out a load of money.
I really liked the sound of Matched, it couldn't have appealed to me more. Really how couldn't it, it's a dystopian romance for crying out loud! But boy it did not live up to my expectations. For starters Cassia is a really annoying character. She starts off really happy that she's been Matched with Xander, then all of a sudden she's falling for Ky (the better choice by far) all because she saw his picture. Pretty weak if you ask me. Personally, the Grandad was a way more interesting character than Cassia, and he was only alive for a small portion of the book!
I also found that the language and POV were very immature and young. I didn't feel that I was reading the narration of a 17 year old, a bit of a deal breaker if you ask me.
One my friends has also read Matched and really didn't enjoy it, so I'm glad to know it's not just me! If you've read Matched and were very disappointed and didn't enjoy it then let me know in the comments!
I really hope I love the next book that I start reading, or at least enjoy it. As always I'd love you to follow me on Instagram
Labels: Ally Condie, Book, Did Not Finish, Dystopian, Matched, Published 2010, Review, Romance, YA, Young Adult