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Matched

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This review will be about the book Matched by Ally Condie. This book is about a society that controls every aspect of everyone’s lives, including who they will be romantic with. Each person has a matching ceremony where they find out who their ideal person is. During the main character, Cassia’s, ceremony, a boy named Ky flashes quickly on the screen and the society says it’s just a glitch because then Xander’s face appears on the screen. This book is about Cassia starting to doubt the society’s methods and it is also about a love triangle between Cassia, Ky, and Xander.

I read this book in high school, which was a few years ago. I remembered that I liked it and that it was very interesting. This book has been compared to The Hunger Games Series because it has a strong female character who is challenging society and how it is run.

Matched was released in 2011 and has 411 pages. It has a great mixture of romance, finding yourself, and challenging a dystopian society. I have read on other reviews that they did not think that there was enough of the challenging the dystopian society and than Cassia was too obsessed with the boys, but I thought it has a good balance. But I do like to read about love triangles, so I guess I am more interested in the love story than the overthrowing the society’s government aspect of the book. So if you are someone who is more interested in love triangles, I would definitely suggest this book.

Matched is the first book in the series and there are two more books after Matched. The second book is titled Crossed and the third book is titled Reached. If you are interested in this series, please visit http://allycondie.com/.

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Published in:Book Review |on November 2nd, 2016 |No Comments »

Most Anticipated YA Books of November 2016

For this post, I will be posting a list of the most anticipated books of November 2016. I will be getting the list of books from http://www.epicreads.com/blog/most-anticipated-ya-books-to-read-in-november-2016/ . I will not be posting the whole list, but I will post some of it.

1.) Heartless by Marissa Meyer

This book is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland about the Queen of Hearts.

2.) Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

This book is about a princess who has an affinity for fire, which is quite dangerous.

3.) Timekeeper by Tara Sim

This book is about a Victorian world that is controlled by clock towers.

4.) Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys

This book is about a girl who is sick of being babied and looked down on. One day she receives a mysterious invitation to a secret society.

5.) Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley

This book is about a group of four girls who can control the elements. These girls have to work together to save the world from evil.

6.) We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

This book is based in the 1980’s and is about two childhood friends.The book takes place after they’ve both graduated high school and are living their adult lives.

7.) This is Our Story by Ashley Elston

This book is about a group of five guys going on a hunting trip, but only four returned. The guys won’t say who shot their friend, so this is a mystery book.

There are ten more books on the list and if you are interested, you can go to the link I posted at the beginning of this post.

A lot of the books on the list sound very interesting and I will probably check out a few of them! I encourage you to read through the full list and find a book you are interested in and then check it out.

 

 

Published in:Book Review, Writing |on November 2nd, 2016 |No Comments »