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Ally Condie - Author

About the Author

Ally Condie is the author of the international bestseller MATCHED, and its sequel, CROSSED.

MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten, named as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010, selected as the #1 Pick on the Winter Kid’s Indie Next List, and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly. In a starred review for the sequel, CROSSED, Kirkus called the Matched series an “addictive, layered dystopic trilogy.”

A former English teacher (who still keeps her license current, just in case!), she lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, writing, running, and listening to her husband play guitar.

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The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe

Author: Ally Condie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2019

Who do you become when you have nothing left to lose? Poe Blythe, the seventeen-year-old captain of the Outpost's last mining ship has revenge on her mind as she and her crew voyage up the Serpentine River in search of gold. But there is something Poe wants even more than gold, however - to annihilate the river raiders who, two years ago, killed the boy she loved. As Poe navigates the treacherous waters of the Serpentine and realizes there might be a traitor among her crew, she must also reckon with who she has become, who she wants to be, and the ways love can change, even and especially when you think all is lost.

Summerlost

Summerlost

Author: Ally Condie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2017

Summer will never be the same again for Cedar. Desperate to outrun their grief, her family move to their mother's hometown for the long holiday. Despite the change of scene, Cedar can't escape her memories, and then strange gifts start to appear in the night as if by magic. When Leo appears, everything changes. Together, Cedar and Leo explore the town of Iron Creek and find a twenty-year-old mystery they might have the key to solving. Along the way, they discover the power of friendship to mend a broken heart. Infused with emotion and rich with understanding, Summerlost is the touching new novel from Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched series that highlights the strength of family and personal resilience in the face of tragedy.

Summerlost

Summerlost

Author: Ally Condie Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2016

A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series. Nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the 2017 Edgar Award ';Kids are awesome. And they are diverse. There are children with different abilities and backgrounds and experiences, and every one of them deserves to find themselves in children's literature and to know that they matter.' Ally Condie, on Summerlost Sometimes it takes a new friend to bring you home. It's the first real summer since the accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. Cedar and what's left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer. They're just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Intrigued, Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar. Infused with emotion and rich with understanding,Summerlostis the touching new novel from Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched series that highlights the strength of family and personal resilience in the face of tragedy."e;Generous and bittersweet, Summerlost has the emotional acuity of Ms. Condie's writing for older teenagers, but it's pitched just right for readers ages 10-14."e; Wall Street Journal "e;Funny, sad, sweet, and heartwarming."e; Parents.com, Special Needs Now blog "e;Condie is at her best. . . grabbing readers' interest from the first page."e; Publishers Weekly,starred review "e;Thoughtful, poetic chapter endings guide readers newto psychological depth toward meaningful connections between plot events andthematic reflections."e;BCCB,starred review"e;A nuanced portrait of grief deeply grounded in the middle-school mind-set."e;Booklist "e;Honest, lovely, and sad."e;Kirkus Reviews

Atlantia (Book 1)

Atlantia (Book 1)

Author: Ally Condie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Set within a civilization that lives deep beneath the sea, twin sisters, Rio and Bay, are about to make the most important decision of their lives. Will they choose to stay Below, sacrificing their soul but living in happiness, or to go Above, keeping their soul but living in weakness and misery. No one could have predicted their choice.

Reached

Reached

Author: Ally Condie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

The final thrilling part of the New York Times bestselling trilogy, REACHED is the sequel to MATCHED and CROSSED by Ally Condie. After leaving the Society and desperately searching for each other - and the Rising - Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again . . . In the gripping conclusion to the bestselling MATCHED trilogy Cassia, Ky, and Xander return to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long: the power to choose.

Crossed

Crossed

Author: Ally Condie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Rules are different outside the Society. Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again. Narrated from both Cassia's and Ky's points of view, this hotly anticipated sequel to Matched will take them both to the edge of Society, where nothing is as expected and crosses and double-crosses make their path more twisted than ever . . . The sensational second book in the series and follow-up to acclaimed international bestseller, Matched.

Matched

Matched

Author: Ally Condie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

Matched is the first book in an utterly compelling series by Ally Condie. On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he's not. In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love. How many children they have. Where they work. When they die. But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own. And that's when her whole world begins to unravel . . . 'Don't miss this gripping page turner' - She 'A must read' - The Sun

Matched

Matched

Author: Ally Condie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2010

On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he's not. In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love. How many children they have. Where they work. When they die. But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own. And that's when her whole world begins to unravel . . .

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