I finished the Matched series awhile ago, but I’ve put off reviewing the books because I’m still not quite sure how I feel about them, which is why I’ve decided to review them as a series instead of individually. Overall I enjoyed the series otherwise I wouldn’t have finished them. However, I had some issues with the way the characters were developed. I don’t want to give too much away, but I found the love interests difficult to believe. I felt sorry for Zander in each book which made me not really like or relate to Cassia. I enjoy dystopian novels which is why I like the premis of the series. Most of all, I liked that Condie used poetry as the basis of the rebellion. Even though I didn’t love this series I would recommend it to others.
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It’s Monday! What are you Reading?: From Picture Books to YA is a meme hosted by TeachMentorTexts . It’s a spin off from Sheila at Book Journeys It’s Monday! What are you Reading? with a focus on Children’s books and YA (pretty obvious).
In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky — taken by the Society to his certain death — only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.
Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander — who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart — change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.
My reading plan for this week:
1. Reached byAlly Condie (audiobook)
2. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
3. Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff (Kindle App)
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Literature, more than anything inspires me to be the greatest version of myself. Through this blog and my teaching, I hope to share the love of literature that can only come from understanding that great literature is not just read, but demands to be felt.