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I Won!

October 1, 2010

Yes, yes, yes, yes! I won a copy of Matched by Ally Condie on LibraryThings’ Early Reviewers list. Yea! I was so convinced I wouldn’t win anything–and I’m oh so happy to be wrong!

There’s no description from Amazon, so I’m posting the one from LibraryThing. This is awesome. I really didn’t expect to win anything the first time–especially not the book I really wanted.

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.

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.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 3, 2010 8:24 pm

    I read it a few weeks ago and it was wonderful. Cassia is definitely an amazing heroine. She reminded me of Katniss (from Hunger Games). Actually, I would say this book is the love child of Hunger Games and Brave New World. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! I look forward to your review.

  2. October 3, 2010 8:31 pm

    Also, I realize now that you did not enjoy the Hunger Games but the similarities lie in the way the societies are set up and the heroines. No death matches in Matched…

    • rubylavender permalink
      October 4, 2010 8:27 am

      I’m really looking forward to reading it, though LibraryThing says it could take up to eight weeks for the publisher to send it to me. I hope that doesn’t happen. As for Matched‘s similarity to The Hunger Games, my main problem with that book was my squeamishness over the death match aspect of it. I’m a total wuss when it comes to that kind of plotline, so I’m glad to hear that there aren’t any in Matched. If the heroines are similar, though, it may help me figure out if my dislike of Katniss was based on the situation in which she finds herself–or something else entirely.
      Thanks for commenting!

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