Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Matched Trilogy box set Hardcover – November 13, 2012
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
"This futuristic fable of love and free will asks: Can there be freedom without choice? The tale of Cassia's journey from acceptance to rebellion will draw you in and leave you wanting more." --Cassandra Clare, New York Times-bestselling author of The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments series
"A superb dystopian romance." --The Wall Street Journal
"The hottest YA title to hit bookstores since The Hunger Games." --Entertainment Weekly
"A fierce, unforgettable page-turner." --Kirkus, starred review
"Condie's enthralling and twisty dystopian plot is well served by her intriguing characters and fine writing....Cassia's metamorphosis is gripping and satisfying." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Condie’s prose is immediate and unadorned, with sudden pings of lush lyricism [and] reveals seeming to arrive on almost every page." --Kirkus, starred review
"Distinct...authentic...poetic." --School Library Journal
"Love triangle + struggle against the powers that be = perfect escape." --MTV.com
About the Author
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Pre-order the official script book today. Kindle | Hardcover
Top Customer Reviews
Book 1-Matched- I really liked the start to this trilogy. It gave a great set up to how life has turned out some time into the future and it gave me a true sense of suffocation. I know that the characters in the book didn't feel that way for the most part because that's what they grew up knowing. But the author did a great job at making me feel what it would be like to live in that situation. Matched was the background and build up book. It gave the basic background for how this lifestyle came to be and it was a perfect subtle build up for what's about to come. How even in a seemingly perfect society nothing is truly as perfect as it seems. And how in a way living this way seemed more terrifying than living in chaos.
Book 2- Crossed- I liked the adventure in this book and Cassia's slow discovery of the world outside her world. In her eyes everything she was seeing was so new, breathtaking and terrifying at times and I enjoyed the discoveries and endured the sadness right along with her. In this book you start to see the true colors of the Society and the Rising and neither one gives a great impression. You see how the Society is quick to try and extinguish anything that doesn't fit perfectly into their tiny, shinny bubble and it's a terrifying thought to think that at any moment they could deem one of your actions unsuitable for the society and have you shipped off to God knows where to fend for yourself without batting an eye. The Rising wasn't much better. They seemed to trust very few people and felt just as controlling an manipulative as the Society.
This book is also where I started to dislike the series a little. I read somewhere that the authors favorite character to write was Indie...and it was painfully obvious.Read more ›
I just got done the first book. The first book starts out slow but those last few chapters will have you racing through the pages. If you like any of the above books that I mentioned, at least read the whole first book before you decide if you like it or not. Will update when I am finished reading the 2nd and 3rd book as well.
What happened to satisfying endings? Young adult dystopian (and I use the word loosely) novels are intriguing as we become engulfed in their struggles; watch them fight against incredible odds and then- for what? I am seeing a very discouraging trend in the endings of these addicting books. After such desperate struggles doesn’t one deserve a satisfactory outcome? What happened to hope? Instead we see our protagonists become shadows of the people they were. Don’t characters deserve a reward for their struggle?
Cassia never really explains why although she loves Ky and is willing to risk her life to be with him at one time, but is fine being separated from him for a couple years due to a new (just as restricting) government. On top of that, poor Xander has to get the bad end of the stick on everything, until he can’t see any hope and is left to always be a little bit empty.
Hunger Games: So Katniss forfeits her involvement with improving society, a discouraged Gail surrenders any hope at being with Katniss because she’ll never forgive him for something that we’re unsure if ever was really his fault, and Peeta will forever have to question whether Katniss’ love him for him is “real”. Isn’t that encouraging?
Maze Runner: So Thomas is never able to forgive someone whose only intentions were to save his life? And then when she dies for him, he seems to feel nothing- then he never cares to regain his memories or reunite with friends. Or really anything that could somehow be considered a satisfying conclusion.
Divergent: She dies! Do I need to say more?
Can’t I just have one satisfying ending?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was ok.... very slow to get to the plot... I wouldn't recommend itPublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Really interesting young adult fiction with an interesting situation in a more interesting setting.Published 21 days ago by InkBlots
My girls (ages 12 and 14) loved the books. Easy reading. Fun for young teens. No stellar writing or plot but fine.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer