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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 15 stars

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Between 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 Jogging Round Majorca 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 May Takes the Lead (Pony Tails, how they dress and their daily routines The story tells Quincy Jordan (Crystal Bay Girls, how Cassia is matched to a boy but falls for another and suddenly begins to uestion the rules of the society Death and the Penguin 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 Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, hype about this book I've been waiting to get my The Path of Initiation 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 Emily Dickinson Poems 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 My Sisters Wishes have done ever since I read Nineteen Eighty Four when I was twelve However my love for dystopia is concentrated on the Flesh Wounds high action andor shocking tragedy that define the genre In my opinion it's At Sixes And Sevens hard to feel a great sense of dystopia in Matched Nothing majorly tragic or gripping Mr. Piper and His Cubs 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 A More Christlike Way 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 Once Upon a Crime him There may be The Shadow Writer 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 Skinjob 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 Proud have been so much better if the author Top Dog had built it up by slowly alluding to it throughout the novel then I wouldn't Bandits Moon have been so shocked to find that the book wasn't so terrible overall I will say though I loved Hamlet Retelling (Hogarth Shakespeare, her Grandad from Cassia's first conversation with Not On The Label him I found While My Pretty One Sleeps 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 Freedom Hospital have too Sand (Sand, high expectations of the genre Also with the girl in that stunning green dress it will look way too pretty on your bookshelf

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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 ideal mate So when her best friend The fart was this I justthe FART WAS THISThat beautiful cover is mean It drew me right in with its pretty lime green bubble bait of death Can't help wanting to have some of my favorite color on my reading shelf Hnnnnng It said READ ME OR I WILL MURDER YOU FAMILY And I bought it so it'd stop glaring at me in the teeny bopper section of BNI opened Matched and snails came at me with their shells and antennae of slime and grime and chime and dime SNAILS EVERYWHERE I couldn't move I couldn't breathe I was forced to understand things that weren't first explained It was horrible I tell youMatched tells the story of Cassia Reyes robot extraordinaire who lives in this nameless City run by the Society It has a Hill an Arboretum and Outer Provinces and special 'emergency tablets' but don't worry they're not dove into right away so you're supposed to know all about this place right the fuck away Thankfully Cassia finds it necessary to tell us about this Matching ceremony that binds people together for life but teens have flings anyway so how is this Matching accurate Then Cassia gets her Match her bff Xander Carrow cool kid the best of the best She goes Yay But then a NEW FACE APPEARS SHIT It's this kid that she knows named Ky Markham who's an Aberration you know people who's parents got an Infraction and now the kids are screwed too or something Whatever forbidden love all around Take it in folks But Cassia simply must know why the Society fudged up and thus says Looks like it's up to MELet's burn this little suckah down to the GROUND WHERE IT BELONGSWriting I will give a nod to Ally Condie for not completely fucking up the style in this book There was some nice prose especially with the scenes with Ky and Cassia writing poetry while hiking OH BUT WAIT we discuss later in this book that even though these citzens can read and operate computers they can't write Someone tells me how that makes sense and I'll give them a cookie or something Until then fook that noiseAnother point on the writing was the pacing The snail pace of Matched was the exact reason why I ran to Vladdy Tod said HOLD ME SWEET LORD finished it in a day cried my heart out figuratively then stumbled back into this mess There was nothing exciting going on in this book I'll give a bone to Condie for providing some nice romantic scenes and one scene where I actually had a small sense of grief but everything else was robotic plain and uninteresting Even good old Robot Jones had personality than most characters in the beginning of this novelSPEAKING OF CHARACTERS WHO ARE ROBOTIC how about that Cassia Reyes Or hell the entire Reyes family Molly and Abran Reyes are just drones to the Society in the beginning Mr Reyes gets better later on and even Cassia does too I mean she even makes strong good decisions STUNNING INDEED Bram was adorable though I'll give Condie that tooXander and Ky were the two dudes in this pain stakingly unnecessary love triangle but then again what is YA without one right It must be some new reuired rule that I could give less than a fuck about Moving on the good thing the ONLY good thing is that both of these guys aren't abusive douchey lust filled or cocky They are normal guy friends with Cassia and THANK YOU LORD FOR BLESSING ME THAT MUCH Sadly the need for this love triangle is never seen to me I just see that forbidden love nonsense and another boy is hopelessly in the wayXander teased Cassia in a best friend way he was nice and smart and tried to live in the Society with no problems He never wanted anything bad or maddening to happen; he just wanted the ordinary life of being Matched But no Cassia couldn't have that So she sneaks around with KyBut it's with Ky that she can actually evolve from a robot into a real girl Ky is a rare catch cause he can write He likes poetry I bet he plays guitar and sings songs in the forbidden lands that are mentioned once and never again Ky is a good character He's not trying to get Cassia to fall for him and he has a nice personalityMs Robot remained just that all throughout this book except for the times she was with Ky Ky saved her from my strangles She should be lucky But again when she does develop she is a good character She is strong she does what is right when she has to And shockingly enoughShe's not an idiot That may take a few seconds to sink inbut I'll waitSo what blew this up for me What killed this book Le structure There is close to nothing Structure is nearly dead It was horrifying and I wished the snails holding me to this book would at least grant me a half assed story with the somewhat nice characters made by Condie But no I was not given thatIf there was anything set up correctly in this book I would be alright with things happening the way they were BUT THERE WAS NO CLIMAX NOTHING THAT DROVE THIS ENTIRE BOOK OTHER THAN CASSIA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH KY Sure it was cute but there has to be a bigger story than romance This is dystopian gimme GODDAMN FUCKING DYSTOPIAN This is why I can't handle those fucking triangles Even a suare would be entertaining for Boba Fett's sake And the antagonistswhere were theyThe whole Society is the antagonist Doy B No no no I'm talking about that ONE ROADBLOCK that means to drive Cassia into Hell preferably on a motorcycle HAHAHAHA I'm not funny There is that one person who drives to destroy Cassia's hopes and dreams and gigglesnort the hell out of it later Now that character does exist but I think Condie had a tough time with names or something This lady was a single Official one that bothered the shit out of Cassia What was her name you askTHERE WASN'T ONE SHE WAS NO NAME Ol' No NameHow What KSJDBfLKJSBDGKLA She actually has a name Courtesy of commenter Alejandra her name was Officer Standler which is mentioned once and only once But Who's the real antagonist The ACTUAL ONE It's not Cassia vs the entire fucking Society is it Jesus fuck that doesn't make ANY SENSEThey shouldn't be trusted I got that but how can we tell if the Society wants Cassia dead or whatever when we don't even know the head honcho of the Society Or why there's an Official for EVERY PERSON LIVING That's like saying there's a soldier for every citizen in the United States WE DON'T KNOW WE HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE CONDIE AIN'T TELLING Give us a mention or something I need to know thingsBrings me to that anti climactic ending Cassia moves on with her life view spoilerto find Ky cause the Officials took him away somewhere and is in trouble lol hide spoiler Ivy Lane has always trusted their choices It’s Better Living Through Criticism hardly any price to pay for a long life the perfect job the ideal mate So when Rosie Meadows regrets... her best friend The fart was this I justthe FART WAS THISThat beautiful cover is mean It drew me right in with its pretty lime green bubble bait of death Can't The Boy In The Cupboard help wanting to Echo Come Home have some of my favorite color on my reading shelf Hnnnnng It said READ ME OR I WILL MURDER YOU FAMILY And I bought it so it'd stop glaring at me in the teeny bopper section of BNI opened Matched and snails came at me with their shells and antennae of slime and grime and chime and dime SNAILS EVERYWHERE I couldn't move I couldn't breathe I was forced to understand things that weren't first explained It was Bugs in Space horrible I tell youMatched tells the story of Cassia Reyes robot extraordinaire who lives in this nameless City run by the Society It Infinity: Beyond the Beyond the Beyond has a Hill an Arboretum and Outer Provinces and special 'emergency tablets' but don't worry they're not dove into right away so you're supposed to know all about this place right the fuck away Thankfully Cassia finds it necessary to tell us about this Matching ceremony that binds people together for life but teens Juneteenth have flings anyway so Heroes, Hairbands and Hissy Fits how is this Matching accurate Then Cassia gets Wicked Whispers her Match Blott On The Landscape / The Wilt Alternative / The Great Pursuit her bff Xander Carrow cool kid the best of the best She goes Yay But then a NEW FACE APPEARS SHIT It's this kid that she knows named Ky Markham who's an Aberration you know people who's parents got an Infraction and now the kids are screwed too or something Whatever forbidden love all around Take it in folks But Cassia simply must know why the Society fudged up and thus says Looks like it's up to MELet's burn this little suckah down to the GROUND WHERE IT BELONGSWriting I will give a nod to Ally Condie for not completely fucking up the style in this book There was some nice prose especially with the scenes with Ky and Cassia writing poetry while Will Jellyfish Rule The World? hiking OH BUT WAIT we discuss later in this book that even though these citzens can read and operate computers they can't write Someone tells me Our Rainbow how that makes sense and I'll give them a cookie or something Until then fook that noiseAnother point on the writing was the pacing The snail pace of Matched was the exact reason why I ran to Vladdy Tod said HOLD ME SWEET LORD finished it in a day cried my Hubert heart out figuratively then stumbled back into this mess There was nothing exciting going on in this book I'll give a bone to Condie for providing some nice romantic scenes and one scene where I actually Horse Trade (Saddle Club, had a small sense of grief but everything else was robotic plain and uninteresting Even good old Robot Jones The Bull is Not Killed had personality than most characters in the beginning of this novelSPEAKING OF CHARACTERS WHO ARE ROBOTIC Strange Meetings how about that Cassia Reyes Or Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library) hell the entire Reyes family Molly and Abran Reyes are just drones to the Society in the beginning Mr Reyes gets better later on and even Cassia does too I mean she even makes strong good decisions STUNNING INDEED Bram was adorable though I'll give Condie that tooXander and Ky were the two dudes in this pain stakingly unnecessary love triangle but then again what is YA without one right It must be some new reuired rule that I could give less than a fuck about Moving on the good thing the ONLY good thing is that both of these guys aren't abusive douchey lust filled or cocky They are normal guy friends with Cassia and THANK YOU LORD FOR BLESSING ME THAT MUCH Sadly the need for this love triangle is never seen to me I just see that forbidden love nonsense and another boy is Number 11 hopelessly in the wayXander teased Cassia in a best friend way I, Claudius (Claudius, he was nice and smart and tried to live in the Society with no problems He never wanted anything bad or maddening to A Broken World happen; Cat and Mouse (Alex Cross, he just wanted the ordinary life of being Matched But no Cassia couldn't What Happens in Cornwall... have that So she sneaks around with KyBut it's with Ky that she can actually evolve from a robot into a real girl Ky is a rare catch cause Broken April he can write He likes poetry I bet Outsider/Plague/Fall/Exile & the Kingdom he plays guitar and sings songs in the forbidden lands that are mentioned once and never again Ky is a good character He's not trying to get Cassia to fall for De junglereizen him and Dream Sellers he Falling Leaves has a nice personalityMs Robot remained just that all throughout this book except for the times she was with Ky Ky saved The White Russian her from my strangles She should be lucky But again when she does develop she is a good character She is strong she does what is right when she The Pact has to And shockingly enoughShe's not an idiot That may take a few seconds to sink inbut I'll waitSo what blew this up for me What killed this book Le structure There is close to nothing Structure is nearly dead It was Don Quixote de La Mancha II (Don Quijote de la Mancha, horrifying and I wished the snails هذه شهادتي لبنان 1975 - 1992 holding me to this book would at least grant me a His To Steal (Alien Overlords, half assed story with the somewhat nice characters made by Condie But no I was not given thatIf there was anything set up correctly in this book I would be alright with things Granite Island happening the way they were BUT THERE WAS NO CLIMAX NOTHING THAT DROVE THIS ENTIRE BOOK OTHER THAN CASSIA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH KY Sure it was cute but there An Instant in the Wind has to be a bigger story than romance This is dystopian gimme GODDAMN FUCKING DYSTOPIAN This is why I can't William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time handle those fucking triangles Even a suare would be entertaining for Boba Fett's sake And the antagonistswhere were theyThe whole Society is the antagonist Doy B No no no I'm talking about that ONE ROADBLOCK that means to drive Cassia into Hell preferably on a motorcycle HAHAHAHA I'm not funny There is that one person who drives to destroy Cassia's Zap! Nikola Tesla Takes Charge hopes and dreams and gigglesnort the Godric hell out of it later Now that character does exist but I think Condie Eating Things on Sticks had a tough time with names or something This lady was a single Official one that bothered the shit out of Cassia What was Flying Horse (Saddle Club, her name you askTHERE WASN'T ONE SHE WAS NO NAME Ol' No NameHow What KSJDBfLKJSBDGKLA She actually Overcoming Addictions has a name Courtesy of commenter Alejandra A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper her name was Officer Standler which is mentioned once and only once But Who's the real antagonist The ACTUAL ONE It's not Cassia vs the entire fucking Society is it Jesus fuck that doesn't make ANY SENSEThey shouldn't be trusted I got that but Mr. Lemoncellos Library Olympics (Mr. Lemoncellos Library, how can we tell if the Society wants Cassia dead or whatever when we don't even know the The New Patrol head The Angry Tide (Poldark, honcho of the Society Or why there's an Official for EVERY PERSON LIVING That's like saying there's a soldier for every citizen in the United States WE DON'T KNOW WE HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE CONDIE AIN'T TELLING Give us a mention or something I need to know thingsBrings me to that anti climactic ending Cassia moves on with Enchanted her life view spoilerto find Ky cause the Officials took Green Briar Lies him away somewhere and is in trouble lol The Nanny Trap hide spoiler

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