- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Check out this sneak preview of Matched by Ally Condie, coming in November!
Cassia lives in a perfect society of the future where everyone is content with their place in life. Oh yes, we all know that this means that deep dark secrets lurk just underneath the bright and shiny facade, and that the stage has been set so that it will all come crashing down by the end of the series. At the beginning of the novel, Cassia has been "matched" by the powers that be with her predetermined life partner, who by random luck happens to be her best friend. She is overjoyed, but when a computer glitch incorrectly flashes a different boy's face as her match, she begins to question everything. Why is there no record of the past aside from a few artifacts and works of art that were kept? Why are people not allowed to write? What are the mysterious pills that everyone is required to carry? And Cassia must face the tough truth: What if I realize I'm falling in love with someone who isn't my Match?
One of the many perks of being a librarian is that we sometimes get our hands on advance copies of books that haven't been published yet. I was fortunate to snag a copy of Matched at the American Library Association's annual conference last summer. This highly-anticipated Young Adult novel has been described as "The Hunger Games meets Twilight", and it likely won't disappoint those legions of fans.
Don't worry, we have many copies on order because we know that it will be a hit. Check the catalog and add yourself to the waiting list as soon as you can! We need something new to fill the void now that Mockingjay is already out, right?