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Matched author Ally Condie doc ✓ Hardcover read ☆ ➽ [Reading] ➿ Matched By Ally Condie ➲ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk 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 idealIn 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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Appears 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

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Matched author Ally CondBetween 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 Soo basic storyline being of a society where officials decide every aspect of a person's life from the big stuff as in who they'll marry or be 'matched' with and when they'll die to the little stuff like what they eat how they dress and their daily routines The story tells how Cassia is matched to a boy but falls for another and suddenly begins to uestion the rules of the society heading as she does so straight into a world of secrets and danger Great sounding plot am I right Too bad it turned out to be rather mediocre in practiceWell for me this book managed to redeem itself right near the very end and escape being the it's ok marker One of the biggest problems was the hype about this book I've been waiting to get my hands on this for ages just dying to sink my teeth into it after all dystopian fiction is my one true literary love So because of this the disappointment fell even heavier I love the idea but there were just so many things about the story that made me feel it never really took off and reached it's full potential To make my point I'm going to review the novel as two parts first as a dystopian novel and then as a love storyAs I already mentioned I love dystopian societies and I have done ever since I read Nineteen Eighty Four when I was twelve However my love for dystopia is concentrated on the high action andor shocking tragedy that define the genre In my opinion it's hard to feel a great sense of dystopia in Matched Nothing majorly tragic or gripping happens until the last few chapters and by then you've lost touch with the story and the characters It's slow moving and though I never thought I'd use this phrase in a review it 'lacks drama' If you compare it to 'The Handmaid's Tale' or 'Declaration' for example there's none of that built up tension throughout I read these books on the edge of my seat feeling every emotion with the protagonists and even beginning to panic at the peaks of the two novels Matched just never got my blood pressure up there was no sense of urgency or despair For a long time the society didn't really seem that bad at all Where's the dystopia The action The despair Maybe I'm just a twisted individual but the society wasn't 'bad' enough for meAnd the love story Because that's the other thing this novel is about Well the only time I felt any real connection or chemistry between Cassia and Ky was in the last few chapters I could sense that the author was attempting to build it up slowly but I never latched on to it In fact for a good while all I did was feel sorry for poor Xander and wish she'd just except a life with him and let Ky get on with being mysterious and weird But it did pull back and the novel ended with me wanting Cassia to go find him There may be hope for this love story yetThe ending was the most commendable part of the novel I'd started to think that there would be no point in me buying the second book in the series as the first one had done nothing for me And then the ending left me interested engrossed and eager to find out It opened up a wider mystery that would have been so much better if the author had built it up by slowly alluding to it throughout the novel then I wouldn't have been so shocked to find that the book wasn't so terrible overall I will say though I loved her Grandad from Cassia's first conversation with him I found him cute and lovable far intriguing than any other characterI might get the second book because of an unexpected need to find out where the author will take us next I did enjoy parts of it especially the ending I'm just a strange individual who's into dark dystopia I have too high expectations of the genre Also with the girl in that stunning green dress it will look way too pretty on your bookshelf