Posted on Sep 28th, 2012 by audra
In these categories Ally Condie, Crossed, Matched

I’m participating in the Matched & Crossed read-along! The last book in the series, Reached, comes out November 13th, and I want to make sure I’m totally ready for it. Luckily there’s a big read-along happening just for that purpose!

This is a great chance to get caught up on the first two books, and win some awesome prizes! You can even enter to win just by signing up! Check out the host blogs (Squeaky Books and The Non Reluctant Reader) to find out more!

Come read with me!

Posted on Sep 7th, 2012 by audra
In these categories Ally Condie, Book News, Crossed, Matched, Reached



From the official Matched Facebook page!

We’re so excited about this–a Matched Trilogy box set with signed copies of REACHED inside! It will be available the same day as REACHED: November 13, 2012! Perfect for holiday gift-giving. (This box set will only be available in the US.)

UPDATE: The box set will be available while supplies last in Canada. The list price is $53.97 and is available for pre-order at many retailers. We’ve confirmed with The King’s English bookshop that if you call and pre-order, Ally will sign the outside of the box set for you!

Posted on Sep 5th, 2012 by elara
In these categories Matched, Movie News

It’s finally happening, you guys!

Director David Slade is taking his young adult franchise film experience (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) and putting it to good use to kick off another adaptation, Matched. The YA novel from author Ally Condie was previously acquired by Disney, who set Michelle and Kieran Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes:A Game of Shadows) to pen the script. The book is the first in a trilogy that centers on a young girl living in an uber-controlling society and her rebellious decision to reject an arranged romance and follow her own heart. Hit the jump for more on Slade’s appointment to the adaptation.

HeatVision reports that Disney thinks Slade is their perfect match for this project, which comes with built-in follow up films Crossed and Reached should the first picture be successful. Slade only directed one of the Twilight films, but that was enough to win him the job for Matched. The director previously brought the pedophile-centric Hard Candy to the screen with Ellen Page and just wrapped up directing the pilot for NBC’s Hannibal series. He’s no stranger to hard edges, so it will be interesting to see what he does with Matched.


Posted on May 6th, 2012 by audra
In these categories Crossed, Matched

Have you re-visited lately? It’s been re-done a bit and now features all three covers for the MATCHED Trilogy. Not only is it pretty, we also found the discussion guide for MATCHED and CROSSED that can be used in classrooms and book clubs, or even if you just want to read it a bit more in depth with a guide!

Check out the MATCHED & CROSSED discussion guide here in PDF form.

Posted on Mar 28th, 2012 by audra
In these categories Ally Condie, Matched, Movie News

Hot on the heels of the popular Hunger Games film, Hollywood Crush gives readers a list of other YA books in various stages of production for the big screen, including Ally Condie’s MATCHED!

What is the latest update on a MATCHED movie? Michele and Kieran Mulroney are signed on as the script writers and Adam Shankman has tweeted that his company will be producing it. Hopefully we’ll hear more news soon!

Posted on Oct 30th, 2011 by audra
In these categories Ally Condie, Matched, Review

Amanda Tew of the Florida Times-Union recently reviewed MATCHED and said:

This is definitely a great read for any chick from young adult to very much adult. It left me drooling for more.

Read the rest of the review at the Florida Times-Union online.

Posted on Oct 18th, 2011 by audra
In these categories Ally Condie, Matched

Over nine thousand teens voted on their favorite teen novels and MATCHED is in the YALSA Teens’ top ten! Congrats to Ally Condie for being a teen favorite!

Posted on Oct 13th, 2011 by audra
In these categories Ally Condie, Matched, Review

Lovin’ Me Some Romance recently gave a 5 star review to Ally Condie’s first novel in the MATCHED trilogy series!

With a beautifully rendered dystopian world, Matched engaged me from the first scene through the last. Whispers of sinister underpinnings provide an endless store of intrigue to propel the reader forward. Every Citizen carries three emergency pills at all times, what are they for? Why aren’t they allowed into each other’s homes? And why is everyone so afraid to break the rules? I can’t promise that all of these questions are answered in Matched, but I can say this book is a fun read and once you pick it up, it won’t be long before you’re ready to read Crossed.

Posted on Oct 5th, 2011 by audra
In these categories Ally Condie, Matched

Are you excited for the release of Crossed on November 1st, and want to re-read MATCHED before getting CROSSED?

Penguin Teen has started a group on GoodReads just for this! Come join us in the Re-Read MATCHED group where you can talk with other fans about the book and follow along in the re-read!

Don’t forget you can still pre-order a copy of CROSSED which releases November 1st! There are still pre-orders available on Amazon, and you can even pre-order an autographed copy (you can even get it personalized!) from King’s English.

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2011 by audra
In these categories Contest, Crossed, Matched

We’re giving away a MATCHED prize pack! Here’s what’s included!

  • A MATCHED t-shirt lovingly made by Courtney from Fandom Finery
  • A MATCHED pill container and hand carved rubber stamp, featured in our party planning post
  • An autographed hardcover copy of MATCHED signed by both author Ally Condie and cover model Samantha Aide

How can you win?

Leave a comment letting us know if you’re Team Ky or Team Xander and why!

Want additional chances to win? It’s easy! Complete any of the following and let us know in your comment that you did it.

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Contest details:

Contest is open to anyone- international fans can win too! Contest closes Saturday, October 15 at 11:59 PM PST and winner will be chosen using Winner will be announced Sunday, October 16 at 12:00PM PST. If we don’t hear back from the winner within 48 hours a new winner will be randomly chosen and notified.

Don’t forget you can pre-order Crossed on AmazonBarnes and Noble or Indie Bound. You can also pre-order a signed copy from The King’s English Bookshop.