Quote of the Week

"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."
Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Matched

In the midst of all the writing I've been doing I've also been reading quite a bit.  I just finished Matched by Ally Condie.  I was first drawn to this book by a reader on Shelfari.  She said she simply couldn't wait for this book because she loves Ally Condie.  I couldn't remember having heard about her.  The cover is beautiful and intriguing and the synopsis were enough to make me buy the book. 
This book is about a dystopian society (yeah, I know, Mal read another dystopian book) that is unlike any other I've read.  The people in this society are matched with their significant other when they are 16 and court each other until they are able to marry at the age of 21.  Everything goes perfectly until the main character, Cassia, finds out that maybe her match was not the only person that she could be matched with.  She begins to discover how to think for herself and realizes that "they" might not always know what's best for everyone.
It was a good book, and of course the first in a series that I will be anxiously awaiting to read the next.  More than anything I'm so excited that Ally Condie is another LDS writer who has written a great book.  Another woman who is making it with a great book that is worth reading without all the junk that's in today's world.

4 comments:

Cami said...

This looks good! I'm going to look into it! I love good books. I just don't always know where to look. Now I have you!

Mallary said...

Yay! I'm hopeless when it comes to good books. I'll have to ask you on your favs too!

Cameron and Selina said...

Mallary - I'm so glad that you have this blog! I love to read (or listen, lately) but a lot of times I just don't know where to find new books that I enjoy! So tada! here you are with all these great books and reviews. I actually red Fallen and Torment because of you (and so did my SIL) and we both LOVED them! Can't wait for Passion to come out! I am going to read this book though to see how good it is. It sounds like something I'll like. My sister in law says she likes "The Uglies" and "The Pretties" Have you heard of them? I think they fit into the genre of reading. Thanks again for such an awesome blog!

Mallary said...

Selina! Thank you! I'm so glad that I've been able to provide good books for you. :) I actually have read the Uglies series. I should do a post on them! I read all three in the series in 5 days.