Hello, how was ‘Matched?’ A friend lent it to me and I started it, got about a chapter in, and wasn’t too sold on it. Do you think I should give it another attempt? :)
You can. I’m sure the 2nd book would be better. I think it’s okay…. I’m not fan girling over it, but maybe it’s because it’s too much of a love triangle. I’d still give it a go, so you can say that it was thoroughly checked out. Not every one’s opinions mean much to the subject in questioning. It’s not a horrible read, but I wasn’t quit satisfied with it. The main character in the end become strong, but only from society causing her to go callous. It is cruel on their part as members keep popping in and out of her life. Since she became stronger, this sets the 2nd book in motion and makes me wonder how her journey will end. Of course it wont until the 3rd book.
If I suggest a book, it would be “Delirium”. And of course the 2nd book. I’m not to keen on “Pandemonium” (2nd book), but I’m certainly excited and thrilled about the 3rd book. In the 2nd book, there is a love triangle, but one part of the triangle is a memory fading away. The ending is the most important part. Plus Delirium is based on a society where love is pretty much outlawed and you go through a surgery to extract the part of the brain that gives off human affection and love.
I don’t mean to compare both books. But if I had to choose which was more intriguing in my mind, I would say Lauren Oliver’s “Delirium” Trilogy. “Matched” is similar to “Delirium” in a few aspects:
- A society that rules over you.
- You don’t have a choice in who you “marry”.
- There is a love triangle.
- Both are matched with some one, but ends up falling in love with someone else.
- Both believe in the system they are under as a society.