The thing that really got me wanting to read this book was because of the cover. It showed a girl with dark hair looking down, the thing was, she was The thing that really got me wanting to read this book was because of the cover. It showed a girl with dark hair looking down, the thing was, she was trapped inside a bubble. She was wearing a green dress and it reflected on the sides of the bubble she was trapped in. I thought that was so awesome! (Especially since my favoirte color is green!) I couldn't really get into it at first because the book seemed kind of like other books: controlling government, forbidden love, no choices. It reminded me of The Hunger Games because of the way the government was in the book. What sparked my interest when I got farther and farther into the book was that they got "matched" to someone, they didn't get to choose who they loved and wanted to be with. From what I had heard from the book was that she had to choose from between two guys that she really liked, but from what I'd read I knew that wasn't possible. Again the forbidden love idea. I kept on reading and it got better and better as I kept reading. The poetic way Ally Condie wrote Matched was hypnotizing. I love this book. In this book the Society controls these peoples lives. Not just what they do but what they wear, where they live, who they love, and what things they can read, listne to, and watch. THis is a book where the girl with dark hair and a strong personality, Cassia, has to choose what she wants more, to ignore what she knows or to rebel against what she knows is wrong. To choose love or ignorance. Cassia has been Matched to Xander, her best friend since childhood. She really thinks this is for the best, but when she plugs in her flashdrive that shows everything about Xander even though she already knows most of it. When she does she doesn't see Xanders' face but another persons face. Kys' face. She hasn't paid much attention to him but now she does. The Society finds out that she knows and assures her it was a mistake. He can't be matched. He's an Abberation, an outcast. She falls for Ky and slowly drifts from Xander in any romantic way, but still loves Xander as a friend, a best friend. The Society finds out about her and Ky and force her to choose what Kys new job will be to stay and be poisoned by the gases in the trash, or to change his job without knowing what new job he will be given. She doesn't know what she's done until it's too late. She has sent him off to fight a war he will probably never return from. She is forced to move to the Farmlands and work on farms there. But she will never forget him, and she will find him again. No matter what happens. She learns to follow her heart. I loved this book so much because of the sweet and cute romance, and because of the poetic way the book is written. In the book there is a lot of things that relate to poetry, especially when Ky writes it, "They were too much to carry, so I left them behind for a new life, in a new place but no one forgot who I was. I didn't."(Page 250) The romance is sweet in a cute and different way and I loved it, "'I love you.' Lightning. Once it has forked, hot-white, from sky to earth, there is no going back."(Page 275) I don't really know why this book really stuck out to me. I have always been a big fan of romance books, or just romance in general. This was a way different kind of romance than I had ever read before or new anything about. I didn't really like the way the book was written when I first started reading it because it was a different type of style that I hadn't read before but I got used to it, and I even started to like it. It is very descriptive and uses metaphors and similes and it sounds beautiful at some parts of the book. This book was really exciting and fun because I got to learn to read a different style of writing. This book had romance and adventure. (My favorite kind!) I loved how this book started out. You felt like you knew a lot about the characters after the first couple pages. It was a great to get to know the characters early on and to guess what they might do and how they might react to a new situation. This book was fun and interesting to read. It showed that you should followe your heart no matter what. Choose love over fitting into a society where you just don't have a choice. This book was fun but it also taught me something important. I'm glad I chose to read this book.
When I got this book from the library I was reluctant to read it because I had read the previous books in the series and I had gotten bored with them.When I got this book from the library I was reluctant to read it because I had read the previous books in the series and I had gotten bored with them. It seemed to me that they always repeated them selves: something bad happens, their love gets jeprodized, they fix the problem, and are in love more than ever. It was starting to get on my nerves. I didn't want to read another book with the same cycle, over and over and over again. But I got the next book because I wasn't reading anything else, and because my brother really wanted me to read it. He said that the series got better and better with every book. I didn't really believe him, but I read it anyways. I started reading and I just couldn't get into it. I kept reading at an extremely slow pace and I didn't really start liking it until the Richard almost died. Richard is a ruler over a nation called Da'Hara. He is trying to save the world from an evil empire, the Imperial Order, ruled by Jagang. Richard is strong, tall, caring, and special. He is the Seeker of Truth and a War Wizard. He is married to the Mother Confessor, Kahlan. Richard just found his half sister and is traveling to see someone who might be able to help him defeat the Imperial Order, but he meets a man along the way who changes everything. While enjoying Richards hospitality, he poisons him. The man then leaves and comes back after Richard almost dies. The man explains that he poisoned Richard, and if Richard wanted to get the antidote he would have to help him free his people from the Imperial Order. Richard agrees and he goes and helps him. He gives them hope. Thy fight against the Imperial Order, but Kahlan gets captured in the proccess. Richard saves Kahlan and tells her how to make the antidote, while he is close to dying. He is saved. As you can see it's the cycle I told you about. It happened in all the books in this series. Same cycle, in all of them. I liked it but it wasn't the best book in the series. It was kind of a shorter one and slower than usual. In the middle of this book I started reading another book because I got bored witht his one, but I got back into this one. I loved the passion between Richard and Kahlan. They are so in love it's almost unreal. I like when Kahlan said, "That I love him. But he already knows that." I thought that was so romantic! (I love any kind of romance!) I've always loved Richards character and personality. It's a strong type of personality that you can lean on. He's a leader. He said, "Deserve Victory." He's always giving advice like that. Advice that you can't really understand until later on, when you realize that he knew what was going on before you did. I really like that about him. I gave this book 4 stars out of 5 because of the story line. I didn't really like that he almost died, but it made me want to read it more, so I guess it was kind of good. (In a way.) I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to teens and older, not any children. It is kind of violent and vulgar sometimes. Not a morally uplifting book, so if you don't like violence, then I wouldn't recommend it. ...more