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.

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