Matched by Ally Condie
Ally Condie's debut novel is all about a pre-determined world told through the eyes of Cassia, a teenage girl whose ideal mate choice is left up to herself when a glitch appears on the screen of matching. I can't wait to read about a life where every decision is made for you and I wonder whether the public is automatically happy with each decision made for them or whether they are forced to deal with the consequences.
Summary from Goodreads: In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely 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.
Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic.
Matched will be released Novemeber 2010 by Dutton