June 25, 2013
Book Review: Matched
I finished and reviewed Matched by Ally Condie.
Guys, I’m really surprised at how much I enjoyed this one. I’m usually not a fan of the straight-up love triangle, and this one did make me feel badly for one guy, but at least neither of them was abusive/controlling/disrespectful/etc like you see so often in these settings. I gave it four stars, based entirely on my own reading experience. It was fun, relaxing, and interesting enough that I spent my afternoon yesterday reading it instead of writing. Good enough for 4 stars from me. 🙂
About Kate Sparkes
Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but now resides in Newfoundland, where she tries not to talk too much about the dragons she sees in the fog. She lives with five cats, two dogs, and just the right amount of humans.
USA Today bestselling author of the Bound Trilogy (mature YA Fantasy), Into Elurien, and Vines and Vices. Writing dark, decadent, and deadly Urban Fantasy as Tanith Frost.
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June 25th, 2013 at 10:37 am
I know which guy you mean. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it. Relaxing is a good description of the book. It’s not as fraught with tension as Divergent or The Hunger Games. Um, have you read Hunger Games? Or will you continue with the Matched series?
June 25th, 2013 at 10:39 am
Loved the Hunger Games! Not the last one as much, but still enjoyed it. 🙂
I’ll read the next in this series when I have time. No big rush.
June 25th, 2013 at 10:46 am
(Not like with The Hunger Games or Harry Potter. I didn’t own either series, and as soon as I finished one book I was foaming at the mouth to get the next ones. I was borrowing from friends both times, and it was all I could do not to shake them and scream “READ FASTER!” in their faces. Sign of a good series. True story 🙂 )
June 25th, 2013 at 11:49 am
I liked Matched too! I enjoy the slower, less action packed ya dystopian (like Delirium for example). I did like the second book in the series because there was a lot of poetry in it and I thought that gave it a different feel, very pretty, but people criticized that it was too slow. 🙂 My favorite ya dystopian I’ve read this year was Awaken by Katie Kacinvinsky. I just loved the writing style and the characters. In case you want another book to add to your pile!
June 25th, 2013 at 11:50 am
My TBR list is already too long, but I’m going to throw that on there. Thanks!