Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Matched - Ally Condie

Date Started: 8/22/14
Date Finished: 8/25/14

Ah more dystopian YA...right in my wheel-house.

It's an interesting premise - Society is in charge of everything, including your Match. But things go wrong for Cassia and our story is set in motion.

Amazon blurb:

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Ugh. I've done it again. Have't summarized right after reading and now I'm too far gone. In the last month I read:

Book of Life - Deborah Harkness (conclusion of the All Souls Trilogy) - 3 days to read; it was amazing. Everything I hoped for in the conclusion of this series. If you haven't been convinced to read these yet I don't know what to say to you. Seriously, go read these books.

Bliss House - Laura Benedict - 3 days to read. It was good. Thriller with a compelling plot. Good beach read. Thought it lacked some character development but overall a nice change of pace for me. (Side Note: I find it hard to get behind characters with sex addiction and/or those who stay with them - if you're gonna convince me on this point you're gonna have to do a really good job of it. Not sure this one got there on this point.)

Inamorata - Megan Chance - 3 days to read. Liked that it was set in Venice - it was fun returning there, even if only via literature. The premise - that a succubus exists and inspires and then drains her victims, was pretty unique. The twins at the center of the story - Sophie and Joseph - were interesting...though the "did they or didn't they" got kind of tiring. Liked how it ended - it kind of surprised me, and I had thought the end would be predictable, so that was nice.

Got to get back on track with these things!