Review-Matched by Allie Condie

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Review-Matched by Allie Condie

  1. I read this book awhile ago and agree with much of what you wrote here! I think Condie tried too hard to write something like all the other popular dystopian/romance YA novels. Whether I was (am) annoyed at the abundance of dystopian novels out right here that are eerily alike or whether I just didn’t like Matched, I agree with you! It was pretty repetitive.

    1. I’m glad that it wasn’t just me on my lonesome! I think part of the disappointment that I felt was because of the praise of this book elsewhere. Reading the reviews of this book beforehand made me expect something much greater!

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