Recommend A is a weekly meme hosted by shanyn at http://chickloveslit.com/
Today’s prompt for Recommend A… is “book that was published in 2010” and my recommendation is Matched.
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.
Matched is a great read for summer. It’s a fun and entertaining read that manages to make you think. I would call this book “dystopian light”- it’s set in a future society where all the choices are made for the citizens but there isn’t as much violence as some other books in the dystopian genre. I would definitely recommend picking up Matched if you haven’t read it yet.