Ally Condie

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Ally Condie

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Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband, three sons and one daughter outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.


The ATLANTIA paperback (with its beautiful new cover!) is out on October 20, 2015. This book is about sisters and mystery and a crumbling underwater city and falling in love for the first time. It’s a standalone novel (not a series) and it is set in the future (it’s not about mermaids, just people who have escaped air pollution by building a city underwater).

To celebrate, my publisher is sen...

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Average rating: 3.64 · 719,630 ratings · 52,711 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Matched (Matched, #1)

3.70 avg rating — 444,425 ratings — published 2010 — 76 editions
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Reached (Matched, #3)

3.57 avg rating — 100,766 ratings — published 2012 — 47 editions
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Crossed (Matched, #2)

3.52 avg rating — 155,937 ratings — published 2011 — 59 editions
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Matched Trilogy Box Set

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First Day

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Being Sixteen

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Freshman for President

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Matched Crossed Reached
Matched (3 books)
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Yearbook First Day Reunion
Yearbook Trilogy (3 books)
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November 2014, Ally Condie
"The creator of the Matched trilogy answers your questions about her new underwater epic, Atlantia, what is was like writing a bestselling series, and how she creates characters like everyone's fave, Xander! " ...More

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“Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that.”
Ally Condie, Matched

“Every minute you spend with someone gives them a part of your life and takes part of theirs.”
Ally Condie, Matched

“Is falling in love with someone's story the same thing as falling in love with the person himself?”
Ally Condie, Matched


second vote for the Traveling book

I took the top five books and started a new poll i think that there were just to many to chose form :)

Entangled by Cat Clarke

goodreads summary-The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?

A story of dark secrets, intense friendship and electrifying attraction.
  42 votes 39.6%

XVI by Julia Karr

goodreads summary-Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world—even the most predatory of men—that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past—one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.
  23 votes 21.7%

Matched by Ally Condie

goodreads summary-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 with complete certainty that 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.
  17 votes 16.0%

Beastly by Alex Flinn

goodreads summary-Now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer
I am a beast.
A beast!
Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster.
You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll, stay this way forever ruined unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly...beastly.
  16 votes 15.1%

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

goodreads summary-Welcome to a future where water is more precious than gold or oil-and worth killing for

Vera and her brother, Will, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget.

"Let us pray that the world which Cameron Stracher has invented in The Water Wars is testament solely to his pure, wild, and brilliant imagination, and not his ability to see the future. I was parched just reading it."-Laurie David, academy award winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth, and author of The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming
  8 votes 7.5%

106 total votes

Topics Mentioning This Author

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Goodreads Librari...: Same author needs combined 5 73 Apr 16, 2010 08:57AM  
SOS: Serious Over...: NOV 2010: New YA PNR/UF Series 4 63 Nov 21, 2010 11:27PM  
Mundie Moms: December BOTM- Spotlight- Matched by Ally Condie 1 8 Dec 02, 2010 01:19PM  
Cover to Cover Ch...: Care's - seriously, 144 books in 2010? - Finished! 35 112 Dec 20, 2010 06:39PM  
Dementia - Readin...: New Releases 4 45 Dec 28, 2010 07:52PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Jess J's 50 book challenge 93 225 Dec 31, 2010 07:45AM  
Cover to Cover Ch...: Darcy's 2011 Books 13 332 Jan 01, 2011 06:54PM  
95907 Ask Ally Condie - Tuesday, March 12th! — 1966 members — last activity Oct 28, 2014 07:24PM
Join us on Tuesday, March 12th for a special discussion with author Ally Condie! Ally will be discussing her work, including the Matched trilogy in ce ...more

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