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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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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

ATLANTIA

Author: Ally Condie Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2015

Udel obitayushchih Vnizu - dolgaya zhizn', zdorov'e, sila i schast'e. No dlya togo, chtoby sushchestvoval prekrasnyj podvodnyj gorod Atlantiya, kto-to dolzhen trudit'sya Naverhu - v mire, gde otravlen vozduh, gde caryat bolezni, nemoshch' i nuzhda. Skol'ko sebya pomnit Rio, ona mechtala zhit' Naverhu, verila, chto odnazhdy podnimetsya tuda, i ne schitala svoj vybor zhertvoprinosheniem. No vmesto nee Atlantiyu pokidaet Behj, ee sestra-bliznec, a sama ona vynuzhdena ostat'sya. Prostivshis' s edinstvennym blizkim chelovekom i utrativ nadezhdu na schastlivoe budushchee, Rio v otchayanii reshaet primenit' svoe tajnoe oruzhie - silu morskoj ved'my, koldovskoj golos sireny, kotoromu podchinyayutsya okruzhayushchie. Novyj roman ot avtora znamenitoj trilogii "e;Obruchennye

Atlantia

Atlantia

Author: Ally Condie Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2015

TAUCHE EIN IN DIE UNGEHEUERLICHE ROMANWELT VON ALLY CONDIE.Zwillinge. Sie waren fur ein gemeinsames Leben bestimmt. Doch das Schicksal trennte sie. Bay, du fehlst mir so sehr, flusterte sie in die Muschel. Aus dem Inneren tonte ein rauschender Gesang und erinnerte an eine Zeit, als Wasser und Land noch zusammengehorten. Wo auch immer an der Landoberflache ihre Schwester nun war, sie musste sie finden - auch wenn es niemandem erlaubt war, die Stadt unter der Glaskugel zu verlassen. In einer Welt, die in Wasser- und Landbevolkerung aufgeteilt ist, werden die Zwillingsschwestern Rio und Bay durch einen Schicksalsschlag getrennt. Bay tritt ihre Reise zur Oberflache an. Rio bleibt in Atlantia zuruck. Um ihre Schwester wiederzusehen, muss sie herausfinden, warum Wasser und Land getrennt wurden und welche wunderbare und zugleich zerstorerische Gabe die Frauen der Familie verbindet.

Atlantia

Atlantia

Author: Ally Condie Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2014

Can you hear Atlantia breathing?For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Aboveof 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 selfand the powerful siren voice she has long hiddenshe 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.

Matched Trilogy

Matched Trilogy

Author: Ally Condie Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2013

This digital collection includes all three critically acclaimed, award-winning novels from Ally Condie's Matched Trilogy, including Matched, Crossed, and the breathtaking conclusion, Reached. An international bestseller, the Matched Trilogy is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic.

Cassia & Ky - Die Ankunft

Cassia & Ky - Die Ankunft

Author: Ally Condie Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2013

WENN JEMAND STIRBT, DEN DU LIEBST - WURDEST DU DEN RETTEN, DER IHN GETOTET HAT?Das fulminante Finale uber die Liebesgeschichte von Cassia & Ky beschert den Leserinnen ein unvergessliches Leseerlebnis. Stell dir vor, du konntest fliehen - vor dem System, das dir befohlen hat, wie du leben und wen du lieben sollst. Unter Lebensgefahr hast du deine Liebe wiedergefunden - eine Liebe, die das System toten wollte.Jetzt willst du das System besiegen, doch dafur musst du zuruck. Zuruck in dein altes Leben. Zuruck zu einem Geheimnis, das tief in dir verborgen ist.Es wird alles verandern.Dein Leben.Deine Liebe.In den zerklufteten Schluchten der Canyons hat Cassia nicht nur ihre groe Liebe Ky wiedergefunden- sondern auch die Erhebung, eine Untergrundbewegung, die das System sturzen will. Als sich beide der Erhebung anschlieen, mussen sie sich jedoch trennen. Ky wird auf einem Stutzpunkt in einer Aueren Provinz zum Piloten ausgebildet und Cassia in die Hauptstadt beordert. Dort trifft sie auf Xander, der als Funktionar fur die Gesellschaft arbeitet. Kann sie sich ihm anvertrauen? Als eine todliche Seuche ausbricht und die gesamte Bevolkerung zu vernichten droht, muss Cassia eine Entscheidung treffen ...***Noch spannender, noch uberraschender und noch dramatischer!***

Reached

Reached

Author: Ally Condie Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2012

After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Risingand each otherCassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.In this gripping conclusion to the #1 New York Times-bestselling Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.

Cassia & Ky - Die Flucht

Cassia & Ky - Die Flucht

Author: Ally Condie Format: eBook Release Date: 20/01/2012

Der 2. Band der Spiegel-Bestsellerserie um Cassia & Ky Wenn das System dich zwingt zu fliehen, kann deine Liebe uberleben?Stell dir vor, du lebst in einer Welt, in der alles in deinem Leben geregelt wird - sogar, wen du lieben musst.Aber du liebst den Falschen: Jemanden, den das System toten will.Wie weit wurdest du gehen, um sein Leben zu retten?Wurdest du fur deine Liebe sterben?Wie durch ein Wunder gelingt Cassia die Flucht in die Aueren Provinzen. Sie will nach Ky suchen, ihrer groen Liebe. Ky kampft dort als Soldat fur die Gesellschaft und ist ununterbrochen brutalen Angriffen ausgesetzt. Als Cassia endlich auf eine Spur von Ky stot, ist er bereits entkommen und auf dem Weg in die wilden Canyons in den Grenzgebieten. Verzweifelt macht sich Cassia auf den lebensgefahrlichen Weg. Was wird sie am Ende der ihr bekannten Welt finden? Zwischen steinigen Schluchten und staubigen Pfaden sucht Cassia nicht nur nach Ky - sondern auch nach sich selbst.

Crossed

Crossed

Author: Ally Condie, Kate Simses Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2011

The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy

Cassia & Ky -- Die Auswahl

Cassia & Ky -- Die Auswahl

Author: Ally Condie Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2011

Die Auswahl - der 1. Band der internationalen Erfolgsserie um Cassia & KyDas System sagt, wen du lieben sollst - aber was sagt dein Herz?Fur die 17-jahrige Cassia ist es der wichtigste Tag ihres Lebens: Heute erfahrt sie, wen sie mit 21 heiraten wird - wen das System fur sie ausgewahlt hat. Es konnte jeder Junge aus Oria sein, doch zur groen Uberraschung aller wird ihr bester Freund Xander als ihr Partner bekanntgegeben. Als Cassia sich spater auf dem feierlich uberreichten Mikrochip Informationen uber Xander ansehen will, passiert etwas schier Unmogliches: Es erscheint das Gesicht eines anderen Jungen - das von Ky. Cassia ist schockiert und verangstigt. Das System macht keine Fehler! Und tatsachlich wird ihr von offizieller Seite versichert, dass es sich um ein einmaliges Versehen handelt. Aber Cassia geht Kys Anblick nicht mehr aus dem Kopf. Gibt es doch die Moglichkeit zu wahlen?

Matched

Matched

Author: Ally Condie Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2010

"e;The hottest YA title to hit bookstores since The Hunger Games."e;--Entertainment WeeklyA New York Times bestsellerCassia 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 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.Look for the sequel, CROSSED, and the epic series finale, REACHED!