Review-Matched by Allie Condie



Description- Cassia live in a place ruled by the society they decide who they marry,where they live, what they eat, what they do for a living and when they die and she has always believed that this is the correct way to live but when Ky’s face appears on her screen as her match instead of Xander, her childhood best friend, she starts to question the world she lives in.

I wanted to like this book. I swear I did.
But no matter how much I tried it just wasn’t working. Matched is a perfect example on why you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover because in this case it only leads to disappointment. So I am afraid that this review will be quite cynical.

Although the general idea and theme of the book is interesting this book just didn’t quite do it for me. The reasons for this were-
1. I wasn’t able to “get close” with the characters- Cassia was needy and annoying (no offense Cassia). I can’t really comment on Xander and Ky’s personality because quite honestly I couldn’t find it.
2. I am assuming that this book was meant to be a romance but the relationship between the characters (I won’t name who in case you decide to torture yourself by reading this book) seemed rushed and quite hard to believe it was just like BAM they’re in love…
3. The book became very repetitive and it was just like aaah yes you said that… aaaah yes you mentioned that before…

I give this a 1/5 rating.



Are you a spine creaser?


When you read a book do you purposefully crease the spine? Some of you might be nodding your head and some of you (like me) are horrified at the very thought.

I have been told that people prefer a book that looks old and used because it shows that it has been read and enjoyed ,but my thinking is that yes I enjoy and read my books but I enjoy them so much that I don’t want to break them. I just love that warm fuzzy feeling inside I get as I look at beautiful books on a shelf. I just don’t get that feeling with books that look like this:


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Maybe it’s just me but pretty books are just so much more appealing and yes, I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover (or spine) but I take personal pride in my collection of books, which is like 10 but I’m getting there, and I want them to look nice!

Books or movies?


I think it’s become obvious that recently there has been a definite increase in Movies based on YA books. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? We’ll I haven’t answered that question yet myself. Although ,as a definite fan girl, I feel nothing but excitement as I stand in the cinemas buying a ticket, I can’t help but feel sad when one of my friends announces she’s going to skip the book and rather watch the movie.

Any lover of books (I hope) will tell you that you should read the book FIRST but I am watching more and more dust gather on the most popular books- twilight, beautiful creatures, city of bones,the hunger games and divergent.
This isn’t always the case I have witnessed some people enjoy the movie so much that they can’t wait to pick up the book but I feel this is the wrong order and quite honestly a waste of great literature as you now know what will generally happen.

Do you enjoy curling up in bed with a book or curling up on the couch in front of a television screen? Are you enjoying the sudden increase in YA movies?

Although some of this has been quite cynical I actually have enjoyed the movies I’ve mentioned -but ,and I feel like I’m repeating myself, I did it in the right order AND READ THE BOOK FIRST!