– Matched – Allie Condie – Book Review

I am a huge fan of YA Dystopian Book Series’ such as Divergent, and Hunger Games (Just to name a few) When I discovered there was yet another book series I got very excited!

Matched is the first book in a three book series. I am here to give you my honest opinion of the book.

 

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.

 

I quite enjoyed Matched, it isn’t my favourite book of all time nonetheless it is quite high on the list. The plot itself I found interesting and clever, the very beginning of the story was confusing and the Author seemed to be putting to much in short amount of time.

The main thing I didn’t like about the book was the constant back and forth of ‘I love this guy but really I love this guy’ It dives into the two guys and one girl scenario which I just find plain stressful.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Age Recommendation: 14+

– H. G. Reilly

 

Quotes from my book??

‘ “Who is she?”

“Where did she come from?”

“We don’t know. All we know is she’s been here longer than anyone else and she does    things for the king” ‘

 

‘Watching, waiting,

Hearing bells ring.

Slowly, sickly,

Oh, dead men sing.’

 

‘Mouse looked at her like she was a warrior angel. If only she knew how Harper felt inside.’

 

‘She had vowed to her God never to kill a man, she didn’t want to anyway.

She did not know that vow would be broken in such a horrid way.’

 

‘She liked how the sun felt on her neck. It made her heart feel warm, and when he looked at her she did not know what to think. All the thoughts flew out of her head like bumblebees.’

– Tamsyn

City of Glass: A Book Review

Book: City of Glass

Author: Cassandra Clare

Series: The Mortal Instruments (3rd book)

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Age Recommendation: 14+

I really enjoyed City of Glass, I definitely enjoyed it more than City of Ashes (It tore me apart). I really liked Clary (the main character) a lot more in this book compared to the first to in the series. It felt to me like she had matured a bit and I liked that a lot, it complimented the storyline very well. so if you have just started The Mortal Instruments, persevere it gets better as the books go on.

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD, READ ON AT YOUR OWN RISK

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March TBR

I may have completely failed reading my TBR of February…. I finished one book and that was ‘City of Ashes’ by Cassandra Clare. I was planning on reading more but school life got in the way and by the end of every day, week, I was exhausted. So, I’m not going to do a wrap up because that’s completely embarrassing but I am going to do a March TBR.

March TBR

I’m pretty sure that these books were my February TBR but that’s okay because I will read/finish them at some point this year. So here are the books I will be reading in the month of March:

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (I’ve started this)

The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers (I’ve also started this)

Shades of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

To Kill A MockingBird by Harper Lee (This is for school)

So hopefully I will be able to read these books and have the motivation to read when I feel tired.

– Tamsyn