Title: Matched (Matched Trilogy #1)
Author: Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pub. Year: 2010
Genre: Sci-Fi, YA Fiction
“In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion.”(Thank you, www.matched-book.com!)
Ahhh! I LOVE UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA THEMED BOOKS!!! Yet another bestseller like Divergent and it's sequel Insurgent, Matched is a sci-fi YA thriller. Take a girl, Cassia Reyes, and a childhood buddy, Xander Carrow. Destined to be soul mates, but throw in one more mysterious pal. A GUY pal. Voila! Instant love triangle! And, for more action, mix in a corrupt government seeking the ideal city. Can Cassia trust the world she grew up in, or should she rebel against a perfect society?
Matched is the first in a trilogy, with the sequel being Crossed, and the third book,--which comes out in November--called Reached. For a hardcover copy, the cost is typically around $17 or $18, whereas the paperback is about seven or eight dollars. No matter what format you get, the book is worth every penny.
P.S.: I forgot the author site!