Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Erin

Matched by Ally Condie
Release date: November 30, 2010

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.

Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic.

There's been a lot of buzz on different blogs about Matched and I hear it was the "must-get" item at BEA and I can see why. Dystopian society, forbidden love, free will versus determinism, it all sounds positively delicious. Plus, the cover is adorable! I'm a big fan of romance with a sly sci-fi twist and this book seems like it will deliver on every level. November (almost December!) is way too far away.

*Waiting on Wednesday is an ingenious idea hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.


  1. This seems really interesting. It kind of reminds me of this movie i just saw on Netflix instant. It's called Timer. Maybe you've seen it...? It kind of deals with the same kind of issues of a pre-determined soul-mate.
    here is the trailer

  2. Ah! I JUST told Janelle about this movie. It was so adorable. It does remind me of that movie mixed with a little Logan's Run.

  3. I love this movie! Thank you, Erin, for the recommendation!

  4. I really enjoyed TiMER. It was an interesting concept--how too much certainty in the who & when of finding your perfect match kinda sucks (even though it sound pretty nice to me).

    This book does seem similiar, with a (heavy?) splash of dystopia/overbearing-government mixed in there, which reminds me too of the Scott Westerfeld's Pretties/Uglies series.

    Sounds exciting! I've added to my To-Read list.