Blogher members are reviewing Matched by Ally Condie this month for book club.
Matched is part of a trilogy and takes place in a futuristic world with an over-bearing government that dictates everything from what you eat to who you marry.
Wait. Say that again, futuristic world,trilogy, over-bearing government. Doesn’t that sound oddly familiar?
Yes, this book is very Hunger Games-esque, minus crazy violence. If you were into the Hunger Games, which I was very much was, then you will definitely enjoy this book. It is a very, very quick read (like finish in about 4 hours quick). I’ve been doing a lot of flying recently, so I get the opportunity to read for four uninterrupted hours, which is pretty amazing in itself.
The book is technically classified as Young Adult, so you should not go into this expecting the next great classic novel. However, it absolutely will capture your attention from the first page and will keep you involved. The book moves along at a quick pace, while also allowing you to get to know the characters.
Will I read book two? I think so. I am much more likely to read book two if it is a part of Blogher. That should give you an idea of what kind of book this is though. With the Hunger Games, I immediately went out and purchased the next book after I finished the first. I absolutely had to know where the story was going. And while I am curious what happens with Cassia and all her men, I am yet to purchase the second book.
Overall I thought it was a good book, but I’m just not quite hooked.
*This was a paid book review for Blogher; however, all opinions expressed are my own.