It's no surprise that people have been buzzing about Ally Condie's MATCHED. When Lisa and I first read this Publisher's Weekly article, we began buzzing too--mainly about how we were going to get our hot little hands on an ARC. Thanks to the Bookinistas, our dream became a reality. And this book? TOTALLY buzz-worthy. Check it out...
About the book:
In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: 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.
We get it. The buzz makes perfect sense. This book rocks. The society is pitch-perfect, the idea of a perfect match fascinating (especially since every other commercial these days promises just that through a "scientific approach to matching highly compatible singles" (Thank you eHarmony). And yet no matter how controlled Cassia's world is (and just wait till you read the details about her world. The clothing, the food, the jobs...controlled, controlled, controlled), there's still a glitch. And not just any glitch, a glitch that impacts her entire future. But our absolute favorite part of this book are the "what ifs" you're left with. It's the kind of book you finish reading and immediately call a friend who has also read to say, WHAT IF...a million times over. It's the kind of book that makes you wonder. And aren't those the best kind?
So, we highly recommend. Two thumbs up. Preorder right now. We can wonder together...
Check out what the other Bookinistas are up to this week:
Beth Revis and Jamie Harrington are spreading some cover love for POSSESSION.
Veronica Roth is dying over some upcoming SCI-FI/Dsytopian book covers.
Christine Fonseca is raving over THE REPLACEMENT.
Elana Johnson has a special Friday edition where she helps launch the book, EMOTIONAL INTENSITY IN GIFTED STUDENTS.
Carolina Valdez Miller is crying over JOHN BELUSHI IS DEAD.
Shelli Johannes-Wells is tempting us with a DESIRES sneak peek!
Shannon Messenger is showing some serious MG love with MG SPOTLIGHT.
*This power tastes so, so good.