How are you all?
Today I decided to write my first proper review. Do let me know if you find this helpful and feel free to leave your opinion in the comment section below.
First, let's go over the basic information of the series.
Author: Allyson Braithwaite Condie a.k.a Ally Condie
Series: Matched Trilogy
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Books in the series:-
1) Matched (30th November 2010)
2) Crossed (1st November 2011)
3) Reached (13th November 2012)
I first read Matched in 2013, by then the entire trilogy was released. Fortunately, I did not have to wait for long to get my hands on the other two books.
Let me start by saying, I absolutely love the covers! They are very eye-catching and honestly simple but meaningful. The concept of Matched Trilogy is in the realm of what I usually like reading. A dystopian society from which the main character 'Cassia Maria Reyes' fights her way out of.
I have seen many bad reviews of the book but I read it regardless and I am glad I did. The plot could use a little work but hey it was great nonetheless.
There was romance, a love triangle, pills that suppress emotions, a society that judges every move and of course a rebellion. I did find the trilogy to have a different take on the topic and I liked that.
The character development throughout the trilogy was visible, especially with the main character. Although I would say that it was quite obvious who she would end up with. Gave me a little 'Hunger Games' vibe.
The writing was thorough and the books had some really amazing quotes.
There were many moments where I did not want to put down the book because I was absolutely intrigued. Especially, with the first book, I believe I finished it within a day. I stayed up almost the entire night just to read it until the end.
I did have to wait a month before I got a hold of the other two books but it was worth it. At this moment I am trying my best not to give away too much but still tell you guys how amazing I found the trilogy to be.
Unlike a few trilogies I read before, the last book wasn't a bummer. It lived up to the other two books. You can feel the emotional ups and downs of the characters and the plot twist really gets you on the edge of your seat.
I usually like reading reviews before buying a book and as I was doing my research on this book I found out that Ally Condie sold the movie rights to Disney.
Umm... Where is the movie? And where is the buzz?
I really am looking forward to the movies, no matter when it is going to be made.
Hopefully, the cast will be great and on point. That has a lot to do with the success of any movie as well as the director actually following the book.
We don't want this to turn out like the "Percy Jackson" Movies.
Long review short, this is a book I recommend to anybody who likes to read about a dystopian society, romance with a hint of cliche and a good amount of plot twist. I would give the trilogy a solid 4 out of 5.