July 28, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Matched and Jasmyn

Jill at Breaking the Spine hosts this meme highlighting which books we are anxiously awaiting. My picks for this week are: Matched by Ally Condie (YA) and Jasmyn by Alex Bell (Adult).

Summary from Amazon.com:
"Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow."

I generally enjoy dystopian YA and this one sounds like an awesome addition! Forbidden love in a futuristic society that arranges your marriage...how can you go wrong with that?

Summary from Amazon.com: "One day, without warning, Jasmyn's husband Liam dies of an aneurysm. Wrapped up in her grief, Jasmyn is trapped in a world without color, without flavor, without Liam. But even through the haze of misery she begins to notice strange events. Things are not as they should be, and eventually Jasmyn begins to explore the mysteries that have sprung up after her husband's death. The mysteries turn out to be deeper than Jasmyn expects, and she quickly finds herself immersed in a magical story of swans, castles, and bones; of murder and a vicious battle between brothers; of a lost past and a stolen love."

This one's supposed to be a "fairy tale for adults" with a large dose of thriller. As one Amazon review points out, any book that begins, "You have never heard a story quite like this one," has something to live up to. From what I've seen of the reviews, though, it does! Also I love the cover.


  1. You're not the only one waiting for Matched! I'm dying to read it!!! :D

  2. I read Matched and really enjoyed it! And Jasmyn has been on my WL for a while!

  3. These both look amazing! I've never heard of Jasmyn but I do love "fairy tales for adults"!! Will have to check it out!

  4. Both of these sounds great and I love the colours too. Thanks for introducing me to these two books, I'll be waiting for them too :)

  5. Dystopia...forbidden love...futuristic YA...sign me up!

  6. Matched sounds sooo good! I can't wait to read it.

  7. i want matched - amazon can't get the hardback in the UK so my preorder was cancelled :(


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