Tuesday, November 9, 2010
TBR Tuesday (6): Matched
I have a lot of books I've bought or received in a fury of excitement, only to have them languish on the shelves. This is one of those books.
by Ally Condie
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.
I got a (signed) copy of this at ALA, which I was geeked about, of course. I wanted to read it shortly after getting back, but I had to finish up Jane in June, and then prep for Helluva Halloween, and somehow this got buried. But I do want to pick it up soon. Hopefully I'll have time to do it before it releases on the 30th so I can let you guys know what I think before you spend your hard-earned money on it.
So, what do you guys think? Anyone read an ARC of this? Is it on anyone's wishlist?
What's on your tbr pile?