book Matched author Ally Condie
Matched author Ally Condie mobi â Hardcover · moneyexpresscard à In the Society officials decide Who you love Where you work When you dieCassia has always trusted their choices It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life the perfect job the ideal mate So when her best friend appears on the Matching screeBetween Xander and Ky between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow between perfection and passion Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a class Book ReviewOkay I promised I'll write an in depth review so here it is and I'll try to not put biggie spoilers I'm going to use A style of reviewing this timeWhat made you pick up the book? I actually watched a book trailer in Youtube the link to that vid was way down there somewhere so and yeah I got intrigued by that video and then I go to goodreads and read reviews about it I was a bit shock about the mix reviews some was positive and some was negative So because of it I think I should read it so I have to know for myself if it's good or notWhat are your expectations before reading it? I actually have lower expectations since I've read a couple of negative reviews and they said it was very similar to The Giver by Lois Lowry Honestly I didn't like The Giver I just gave it two stars and at first I thought that maybe I wouldn't like the book but at least I'd love to give utopia a second tryWhat do you love about the book?Okay there are many things I love about this booka Writing Style it was prose with a mix of poetry somewhat lyrical so if you adore Maggie Stiefvater's or Carrie Ryan's style of writing you probably would love Ally Condie's style as wellb Cassia the heroine actually the heroine was not annoying and she has a strong voice To be specific her character at first was a weak one and as the story progresses her way of thinking changes and it got deeper and deeper She actually got a good character development and she has a lot of epiphanies about her so called perfect society and that's what I love about her Everything around her seems perfect when you look at it superficially but when you try to analyze it deeper there society was perfect but they have no choices no freedom at all they're like society's puppetsc The love story at first the love story was idk just a love story but it has actually implies idk what you call that uhhhm symbolism or whateverso yeah this is what I just think about itXander vs Kyor this could mean own interpretation folksConformity vs RebellionKnown vs UnknownPerfection vs ImperfectionLove that was dictated by Society vs Love that was dictated by oneselfd Ky and Cassia's relationship it builds up it actually builds up sorry for the repetition folks So yeah I just wanna rant those other books wherein yeah the boy meets girl or rather the girl meets boy and then baaaaaaam for 5 seconds they freaking love each other like they're soulmates or idk destined for each other gags Come on that was so unrealistic when authors do that it seems they're too lazy to write the part of you know getting to know each other part of a relationship coughs So yeah that was what I like about this book I mean yeah whatever idk how to explains it but they actually have that getting to know each other thingyAnd idk when I was reading this book I felt like I'm not reading it if you know what I mean I felt like I was existing inside the book Like I was Cassia and I felt all her emotions and I empathize with her problems and I can see her world right into my eyesSo yeah I just felt that while I was reading this I would definitely pick every choices that Cassia made I know that in my hearts of heart I would fall in love with Ky even though it was forbidden even though my Society says that Xander was the one I was suppose to marry I mean there's just something about Ky that pulls you into him even if it was dangerous Ky was mysterious and his story was what urge me to know about him just like Cassia Is it that wonderful when you actually was curious to know about a person because of hisher imperfection and rather of hisher perfection?What do you hate about the book?a It was unoriginal Actually there's something about this book that screams out Rip off and Plagiarism ever read The Giver and Hunger Games? Yeah but I think since this book was in the genre of utopiadystopia maybe there were just a few thingselements that will be always similar like The Political Intrigue Human vs Society Rebellion The GovernmentSociety Lied thingy or Your whole life was a lie thingy the protagonist will always have moments of Epiphany on the book Social Manipulation sort of stuff Philosophical and Political moralsideas that would be shove into your throat as the storyline progressesb I felt that the book was idk the term uhhhhm bridge or exposition introduction for the other books I mean in this book there are hints that some people outside the province were actually rebelling and there's like a war blah blah blah But in this book the rebellion was not yet elaborated so I think that will be for the next books to comec I love it but the ending I felt that it wasn't an ending at all Idk there are so many uestions that are left hanging and I felt that to be able to really judge this book you need to read the whole series and how things will be played out in the end So yeah I need the next book pretty fastWhat are other books you want to recommend with the same genre?Okay so I just list them here I'll divide dystopia and utopia and will sort of rank them outDystopia1 5stars 5stars both 1 star and 5stars2 5stars 2stars3 5stars4 4stars 2starsUtopia1 5stars2 2stars3 2starsNoteWeeeeee I just finished Matched and it was AMAZING I want I love Ky Markham btw he kinda reminds me of someone daydream for a moment coughsthe guy I fallen in love with in High Schoolcoughs Eeeeeeeeeeek violently shoves someoneYeah and I just want to share a conversation with my classmate hereJoyzi Hey I recommend you to read the Hunger Games it was so amazing blah blah blah and I read it like in one sitting cuz I can't put it down and Peeta was so sweet and everything blah blah blah best book ever blah blahFriend ah okay After a few daysJoyzi Hey have you finished the Hunger Games?Friend No I don't want to read itJoyzi Why?Friend I kinda go to wikipedia and I found out it was a violent book children killing children kinda Joyzi Yeah it was pretty violent Why? Don't you wanna read something that has gore on it?Friend Sorry friend but violence is not my cuppaSo yeah I think I just recommend Matched by Ally Condie to my friend because this book has zero violence but has an amazing Dystopia theme it was uite similar to the Giver but this one has romance and the writing was breathtakingly beautifulYeah idk what else to say I will have an in depth review of the book on Sunday very nice book trailer here
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In the Society officials decide Who you love Where you work When you dieCassia has always trusted their choices It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life the perfect job the ideal mate So when her best friend As seen on The ReadventurerFirst thing first I think Ally Condie owes at least half of her seven figure paycheck to Lois Lowry The entire dystopian world is lifted directly from Lowry's The Giver Almost everything interesting in Matched is very familiar the idea of highly controlled Society the Community in The Giver the prearranged Matches uniform clothing the pills suppressing emotions predetermination of everyone's life course euthanized elderly regulated personal possessions the precision of the language the family structure The list goes on and on What Condie adds of her own is too often doesn't make much sense people are not allowedcan't write but they know how to read and operate computers; Matches and procreation are controlled but teens can still snog around a bit; and what is the sorting job all about I still have no idea I am not the biggest fan of The Giver our there but that novel had a horrifying structured world hiding behind its simplistic language What hides behind the words of Matched is sheer emptiness And boredom and unoriginality If all borrowed dystopian ideas are stripped away what is left is a tepid G rated teen romance affair with an obligatory love triangle and magical love connections Even the male love interests are the same old tired cliches a sweet and loyal best friend type and a mysterious hurt emo type uoting poetry Yawn Yawn YawnAlly Condie's writing is serviceable enough So are the characters No male character reuires a restraining order against him no female a head check for putting up with abusive crap But is this and a pretty cover really a recipe for success these days? There is nothing in this novel to get excited over There is no urgency to Condie's writing no passion Just dull characters dull relationships dull conflicts dull conversationsI can't whole heartedly recommend this book to anyone it simply doesn't offer anything new or noteworthy But some fans of lukewarm romance driven stories like Birthmarked or Beautiful Creatures might enjoy it I suppose Do I really need to say I am not coming back for ?PS Apparently Disney picked it up for development WHY?
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Matched author Ally CondAppears on the Matching screen Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the oneuntil she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices Matched drew me in with it's uniue summary and beautiful cover unfortunately that is where my fascination endedI wanted to like this book actually I wanted to love it but I didn't I had a very hard time getting though this novel I even had to take a break from it completely and I only kept reading because of the encouragement from others that had read it insisting that it would get better It didn't get a whole lot better for meI guess my biggest problem was that I was bored for most of the novel I was bored with the story the characters everything Cassia was selfish and dull I tried to like her but she never really gave me much reason to Her relationships with Xander and Ky were impassive I understand that Xander was 'chosen' for her so there were going to be fireworks every time they touched but I still didn't even understand their appeal as friends not just as a romantically involved couple And the obsession with Ky why? And that's all that it felt like to me an obsession I didn't feel or see the energy between themThe Society wasn't explained very well Why is The Society there? How did it come to be? Why the current precautions? Why are there people that live in The Society and others that don't? There is a war going on? Why? Where? With who? I had uestions than anythingI didn't know enough about the characters and the life they were living to really care about them It felt like a very long prologue to another storyThe few chapters at the end of the story piued my interest somewhat but even then it was tainted with how I had felt through most of the entire novel It was beautifully written but I just couldn't get into itStill undecided on reading the rest of the trilogy