By Ally Condie

“We are not lost mermaids with seaweed hair and coins for eyes, but human girls, alive and found. We are sisters, and we did not drown.”

First, I just have to say, I love everything about Ally Condie’s writing; it’s just so magical!

If you liked Matched you will like Atlantia; if you hated Matched you will probably hate Atlantia too. Condie is a required taste; and I can’t get enough!

This book was breathtaking (literally, can you can hear Atlantia breathing!), intoxicating, and kept surprising me again and again. I thought Atlantia was going to end up being just another dystopian love triangle (don’t get me wrong I love my dystopian love triangles) but instead of romance, it surprised me about being more focused on finding your true self… and of course a mysterious underwater city!


Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.


ally-condieAbout The Author

Ally Condie is the author of the MATCHED Trilogy, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller. MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten and named as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010. The sequels, CROSSED and REACHED, were also critically acclaimed and received starred reviews, and all three books are available in 30+ languages. Ally 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. Follow Ally on Twitter and Facebook. View Website:

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