Matched, Crossed, and Reached
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 hardly 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.
I really wanted to like these books. The concept is awesome, but is much like other ‘more popular novels’ (my opinion) that have more credibility.
Cassia annoyed me. She really really annoyed me. And the romance between characters was kind of stupid teen ridiculousness that drove me mad by the time I finished these books. Which I will be honest, I almost didn’t. They seemed to drag on and on, and in terms of imagery, there was none. I felt like I was barely able to paint a picture in my mind.
Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this trilogy and I am not going to waste my time thoroughly reviewing it. I do feel however that something needs to be said and people need to be warned. But if you like dumb, teen love mixed with a repetitive dystopian theme then by all means, read away.