Matched by Ally Condie
Release Date: 11/30/2010
From Goodreads:In the novel, a 17-year-old girl, who has waited her entire life to be told by a group known as “the Society” who her soul mate is, has her world upended when she discovers she’s in love with someone other than the group’s pick. Don Weisberg, president of Penguin Young Readers Group, along with Lauri Hornik, president and publisher of Dutton Children’s Books, and Julie Strauss-Gabel, associate publisher of Dutton Children’s, all worked on the deal, which is for North American rights. Gabel, who will edit the book, said that it “will make readers crave the passion of uncertainty and cherish the power of the written word.” And Reamer, expectedly perhaps, drew the Meyer parallel, saying reading Matched reminded her of the first time she read Twilight.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I heard about this one a couple months ago and it was sold in a huge deal and being compared to Twilight. I just love the idea of a society who picks soul mates for everyone and what happens if you choose someone else. And then the cover came out and it's gorgeous!