It’s time for the latest installment in the Breathless Reads blog tour!
Ally will be joining us with a guest post on Wednesday, and then on Friday, it’s Interview Time, but right now it’s Monday, and Monday is the day when I tell you a little bit about the book.
Cassia lives in a perfectly regulated society. Everything has been predetermined to produce optimal results and the citizens live their lives knowing who they will marry, what their careers will be and for the most part, when they die.
Having just turned seventeen, Cassia is due to be Matched with the person who will be her optimal partner and when her Match is determined to be her best friend, Xander, she’s surprised, but pleased. Matches are hardly ever made between people who already know each other, but she can’t deny that the Society has done its job and she and Xander will be perfect together. However, she’s shocked when she reviews her Match at home on her family’s portscreen and for one baffling instant, the screen shows her another face. And this second Match is also someone she knows.
Cassia assumes the duplicate Match must be some kind of mistake. But even this simple explanation isn’t a comforting one. The Society doesn’t make mistakes. As Cassia digs deeper, she’s forced to start thinking for herself and begins to question all that the Society has worked so hard to implement.
Here is the part where I try to talk about Matched without being spoilery, but I can’t. So, what I’ll say is that it has a wonderful combination of romance, intrigue, and beautiful writing. Also, I haven’t told you anything about the second Match, Ky, because I do not want to be spoilery, but I kind of love him. Really.
I hope this sets the stage for Wednesday, when I’ll share Ally’s guest post and tell you how to win a copy of Matched!
(I’ll give you a hint—it will be exactly like last time.)
(And the time before that.)