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Matched | Ally Condie
114 posts | 450 read | 5 reading | 69 to read
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.Look for CROSSED, the sequel to MATCHED, in Fall 2011!Watch a Video
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ForeverReader
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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This is a great romance Sci fi.

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JustLazy
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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Great story that kept me on the edge of my seat even after a second read through. A new story and in depth characters that keep you sucked in. A recomendation for anyone interested in new age, post-war world.

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beeda
Matched | Ally Condie
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Mehso-so

It was a fun read but took me forever to finish it. An interesting take on a dystopian romance and freedom of choice and what lengths one will go to to fight for it. However it was kind of slow paced for me as far as turns of events. Hoping the rest of the series is a little more exciting.

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Molly_the_mezzo
Matched | Ally Condie
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I thought that Matched had a very intriguing plot, if a little bit predictable. But frankly, sometimes predictable is what I‘m looking for, and this was one of those times. A great comfort read, and I‘m working on the sequels!

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JustLazy
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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Nothing like a before bed time read to get a break after a days of toddler chasing. It feels good to relax with a book i enjoy.

StayCurious I‘m reading this one too! Thanks for the recommendation! 3mo
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sophierayton
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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I thought this was a great idea and it was executed well. It was a bit cheesy at times, but what dystopian-teen-romance novel isn't? I'm looking forward to the other books in the series.

Slajaunie I got to book 2. I have yet to pick up book 3. 3mo
sophierayton Was that because you lost interest after the second book? I've just checked it out and I'm hoping my enthusiasm keeps going to make it to book 3. 3mo
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erinachu
Matched | Ally Condie
Mehso-so

This book was pretty good! I feel like I know how the series will end though...

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kristyredden209
Matched | Ally Condie
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I've seen mixed reviews on this series. I enjoyed it. I'm glad I'm listening to it.

Another #audiobook #borrowedfromlibrary

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JLS88
Matched | Ally Condie
Mehso-so

Liked it very much

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AvalonRoselin
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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I was really and truly not expecting to like this book, but it was, dare I say it... GOOD?! Definitely a good read if you like The Giver.

#ya #dystopian #romance

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AvalonRoselin
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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I'm #currentlyreading a #ya #romance, but I don't hate it? Weird but welcome!

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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I feel absolute joy when things accidentally match! Here is the envelope of #LitsyLove from @LokiDokey that matches my kindle cover! 💖💖💖

LokiDokey Great minds think alike 😍 6mo
Cinfhen Fun 6mo
readordierachel Serendipity! 6mo
UwannaPublishme How cool! 6mo
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Victoriahoperose
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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This didn‘t necessarily stand out majorly from any other YA dystopian but I did like the characters and it reminded me of The shiver with a more modern twist. This was a fun book, not too heavy.

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Slajaunie
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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Changing gears with this book!

ssravp Love this series! 7mo
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Books.Coffee.Happiness
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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@MonthlyBookClub #RomanticScavengerHunt 😊 My book with a love triangle choice! I'd recommend this book...I plan to continue the series! #FebruaryReads #Love #BookNerd #booksofinstagram #bookworm #booklover #Reading #reader #read #bookstagram #Matched #AllyCondie

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Rissa1
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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I did like this book, but I never stopped feeling like it was very similar to The Giver. 3⭐ I have the rest of the series on hold and will be continuing.

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Rissa1
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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So tired and still not sleeping. Time to listen to a new book.

rather_be_reading i loved this series 7mo
Rissa1 I can' help but compare it to 7mo
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LokiDokey
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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Day 4 #PlayingCupid
I instantly thought of matched because the society is Playing Cupid with these teens.
IRL: My husband and I met because his friend was Playing Cupid😍
#LiteraryLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ and so sweet of your husband‘s friend!! 7mo
vkois88 I really liked this series! 7mo
LokiDokey @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree! Josh (husband's friend) was dating my friend. Josh told her to invite me to a BBQ because he thought I would get along with his friend Brandon. He was right because we have been together 9 years and Josh was a groomsmen at our wedding 7mo
LokiDokey @vkois88 yes! I loved it. When I was doing today's prompt, I was trying to remember everything that happened and think it needs a re-read. 7mo
vkois88 I may need one too!!! I remember thinking it was so unique and fantastic. I'll have to dig them up! 7mo
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Chelleo
Matched | Ally Condie
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Matches have been sent! Please confirm receipt via email or comment if you did not get your match email. Reminders:

1. Matches are secret.
2. Stalk & shop (I‘m happy to correspond for additional info).
3. Update your TBR lists to help your match.
4. Post pics when you send/receive packages.
5. Use #BlitsyHistoryMonth #BHM @Chelleo tags when posting.
6. Open Date is February 28th.

Thanks & can‘t wait to see your posts!

Liatrek Wahoo! Thanks for hosting😊 I‘m really looking forward to this swap. 9mo
Endowarrior21 So excited for this swap 9mo
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fromthepage
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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I would totally say I‘m in love with this series. I jumped straight into the second book because I just couldn‘t wait to find out what happened.

Redwritinghood Cute! Playing footsie with the pup. 9mo
fromthepage @Redwritinghood Thank you! He always has to be touching me while I read :) 9mo
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emilyrose_x
Matched | Ally Condie
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Day 13 #AdventRecommends

What if the person you were going to marry was chosen for you? And what if the person you were matched with was the one you could never be with?

This is another of my favourite dystopian novels. I love the concept of it and the gripping way in which it was written....a definite page turner!

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emilyrose_x
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Day 13 #AdventRecommends

Matched by Ally Condie

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emilyrose_x
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Day 13 #AdventRecommends

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emilyrose_x
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Day 13 #AdventRecommends

Matched by Ally Condie

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emilyrose_x
Matched | Ally Condie
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Day 13 #AdventRecommends

Matched by Ally Condie

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NAM99
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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Mehso-so

The world was well build but it feels like a lot of the other books I‘ve read where there‘s someone who conforms to the government only to realize everything was wrong. #yallfest2018

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fromthepage
Matched | Ally Condie
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But now I feel like finding out about him is one of the ways I find out about myself. I did not expect to love his words. I did not expect to find myself in them.

Is falling in love with someone‘s story the same thing as falling in love with the person himself?

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fromthepage
Matched | Ally Condie
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A line from that other poem, the Tennyson one, comes to mind suddenly: The flood may bear me far.

If I had kept the poems from Grandfather, I‘d be riding on a flood that I couldn‘t stop. I did what I had to do; I did the right thing. But it is as though the rain outside pours on me, too, eroding my relief and leaving only regret: The poems are gone, and I can never get them back.

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fromthepage
Matched | Ally Condie
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We‘re thinkers, not enforcers: learners, not doers.

Most of the time.

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fromthepage
Matched | Ally Condie
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I don‘t know what the weather is like where you guys are, but here in Tennessee, it‘s drab. Wet. Rainy. The perfect weather to snuggle up with a good book, even better with your significant other. ❤️

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fromthepage
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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If you‘ve always known how to look at someone, it‘s strange when that directive changes. Xander has always been someone I could not have, and I have been the same for him.

Now everything is different.

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MaleficentBookDragon
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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All matches are in! Let the stalking begin!!! Remember that opening day is October 31st. If you haven't received your match (or an email from me) please email me.#AllHallowsReadSwap

LeahBergen Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
JoScho Yay!! Got mine. Are we matched in pairs or secret partners? 12mo
MaleficentBookDragon @JoScho Secret for the most part. There are one or two pairs. 12mo
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Nazgul93 I haven't received a match. I sent an email but haven't heard from you yet. Looking forward to getting started!😁 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Nazgul93 I am so sorry. Let me do some calculating and get you a match ASAP. 11mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Nazgul93 sorry again! I just emailed you your match. 11mo
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fromthepage
Matched | Ally Condie
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There are two quotes on this page of the book I wanted to post, so here goes.

"I swallow in surprise, and for a second, I feel an unexpected surge of anger: I didn't get to savor my last bite of cake."

"It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures."

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fromthepage
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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Dedications are always my favorite besides the actual book. ❤️

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Readage
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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🙄^^^^^^^

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Readage
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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"How can we appreciate anything fully when overwhelmed with too much?"

Great question...anyone have an answer?

wanderinglynn But who is to say anyone is overwhelmed with too much? Isn‘t “too much” subjective? 12mo
Readage @wanderinglynn Perhaps... 12mo
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Readage
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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• Been sitting on this book a while, started last night. What do ya think, have you read it? By the way, I haven't really been sitting on this book...it's been languishing on my shelf 😉 •

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This has been on my shelf for ages too. One day. 12mo
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Endowarrior21
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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JanJan You‘re welcome! 13mo
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ShannonColleen
Matched | Ally Condie
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Seem to be flying through this one faster than anticipated. While it isn't my favorite Utopian novel, it definitely has captured my interest! #matched #currentread #goodmorning

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ShannonColleen
Matched | Ally Condie
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"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage, against the dying light,
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightening they
Do not go gentle into that good night."

Kimberlone One of my favorite poems. I had to memorize and recite it in my poetry class in college. I can still remember most of it from memory! 13mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
Matched | Ally Condie
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Books have arrived! Bookish items almost done! Bonus fun items done! Almost time for shipping 🎁🎁🎁

Excitement level up: Achieved✔️

#fallingforfallswap #bookswap #fffs
@avanders

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I'm still waiting for a bulk of my stuff to arrived, but the shopping has been done 😁😁😁 13mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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@Avanders

Match received!
I've already ordered their books!!
🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁

#gettingshitdone #fallingforfallswap #fffs #bookswap
#secretbooksanta #soexcited

Avanders 💃🏽🕺🏽🍁🍂💃🏽🕺🏽🍁🍂 I'm so excited too!! 14mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Avanders did you give yourself a match? 14mo
Avanders @Whimsical.Curiosity oh yes, but of course 😁😁 14mo
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AEvan25
Matched | Ally Condie
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This book was amazing! I couldn't stop reading!💙

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! Also check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon to get connected--there are links in the profile to tips for navigating Litsy.👍 14mo
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kaylscampbell
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Mehso-so

More of a thrilled than a dystopian

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hermyknee
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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Ahead of schedule!!! All matches have been sent, please check your email!! Happy Stalking and Happy Swapping!!!

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💝

#teachercarepackageswap #teachersoflitsy

JoScho Yay!!! Got mine 😊❤️ are we partnered in pairs? 1y
hermyknee @JoScho - no, you are sending to and receiving from different people. Proper Swap Style! 1y
kitkatdallibooks I have a question which I'm sure has been answered somewhere but I can't find it. When do they have to be sent off by? 1y
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hermyknee @kitkatdallibooks opening day is September 3rd (Labor Day in the U.S.!) 1y
Bstacy523 @hermyknee I assume it‘s ok to send before September 3? 1y
hermyknee @Bstacy523 yes, of course! Just make sure your package arrives by opening day 😊 1y
Bstacy523 @hermyknee no problem... I start school almost a month before the deadline 😩 1y
hermyknee @Bstacy523 wow you guys are starting super early!! I hope this will be a nice pick-me-up for you once you‘re a few weeks in 💛 1y
Bstacy523 @hermyknee my school let out May 25 and we go back August 13. Thankfully we get a full 2 month break! 1y
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alecia3dixie
Matched | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Mehso-so

I started out really liking this book, but then I found myself having to force myself to read it. It all started to drone on. Also I felt the character was not relatable at all, I found myself internally rolling my eyes a lot.

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Coleen
Matched | Ally Condie
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Mehso-so

It wasn‘t that I disliked this, but there are others in this genre that are better, which tends to make this pale in comparison. There‘s also not a lot of action in this either, which I was okay with, but may make it less appealing to other readers.
I do have the other two in the series on audio though, so I‘ll probably continue on.

Mrs_Organized_Chaos I wasn‘t super excited when I read this but it was right after getting through Hunger Games series and the Divergent series. I have been wanting to revisit it. 1y
Coleen @Mrs_Organized_Chaos Yep! If this had come out prior to those two series, I think it would‘ve been better received. 1y
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Coleen
Matched | Ally Condie
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Finally warm enough for an #audiowalk, and unsuspectingly came across a #littlefreelibrary. 😁❤️