My Shelf Monday: The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie

Publisher: Penguin

Description (from Matched):

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.

Where did I get it from?

I collected the Matched books as they were released, buying them all from Chapters.

Why did I get it?

I was like 14 when Matched came out, and I was just starting to dive into the young-adult genre. I imagine that I was intrigued by the description, but honestly the cover is still pretty neat.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

What did I think of it?

According to my Goodreads I gave each book 5/5 stars, although I distinctly remember Crossed (the second book) being a little more boring. Now, I know a lot of people really hate this series, but I was 16 when I finished it and at the time I really liked them. Of course, with all the reading I’ve done since then I, too, would probably hate them. I might do a re-read, but I’m worried that will ruin them for me. As one of the first YA books I read, I look fondly upon them.

Who do I recommend it for?

  • Dystopian lovers
  • People who aren’t tired of the love-triangle trope
  • People who like romance-heavy plots
  • Younger readers


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading! Have an awesome Monday!



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