Matched by Ally Condie ❥ Book Review

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Series: Matched (#1)
Release Date: November 1, 2010
Format: Paperback- 369 pages
Source: bookdepository.com
Sequels: Crossed (#2), Reached (#3)
More Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website

 

Where do I even begin?! From the second I started reading Matched, I knew it will become one of my absolute favorite books of all times. Matched is a dystopian novel told from Cassia’s point of view. Cassia is a 17 year old girl living in a world where the Society decides everything about her life- what to eat, what to learn, where to work, and most importantly, who to be with.

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Book Haul ❥ In My Mailbox #5

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In My Mailbox (or IMM) is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren every sunday where bloggers get to share the books they got that week! For more information on IMM click here.

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Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

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A new life is just a phone call away!
Devi’s life isn’t turning out at all like she wanted. She wasted the past three years going out with Bryan—cute, adorable, break-your-heart Bryan. Devi let her friendships fade, blew off studying, didn’t join any clubs . . . and now that Bryan has broken up with her, she has nothing left.
Not even her stupid cell phone—she dropped it in the mall fountain. Now it only calls one number… hers. At age fourteen, three years ago!
Once Devi gets over the shock—and convinces her younger self that she isn’t some wacko—she realizes that she’s been given an awesome gift. She can tell herself all the right things to do… because she’s already done all the wrong ones! Who better to take advice from than your future self?
Except… what if getting what you think you want changes everything?

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Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s sitting in her row.
A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?
Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.

To read my review on The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, click here.

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They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now.
Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.

Happy Reading!