Yesterday Reached, the final installment of Ally Condie‘s Matched series, was released. If you have not read Matched yet it’s a fantastic dystopian novel about a girl, Cassia, who grows up in a society where every 17 year old is called to a banquet where you “match”, which is picked for you by the society, is revealed. The twist is that when it’s Cassia’s turn there is a glitch. She ends up seeing two boys and that gets her thinking about how things are run, what other mistakes could be made, and more. In Cassia’s world the society controls everything, what you eat, what you wear, who you marry, and how and when you die. In matched you see her start to question all of it and the adventure just continues with Crossed and Reached.
To celebrate the release of the third book Ally and King’s English had a little launch party. And in all my fangirl geekiness I made myself Cassia’s match banquet dress. Oh yes I did. And yes I kept thinking to myself ‘I am too old for this’. But on the other hand I thought, ‘I’m freaking awesome’. But then, ‘holy moley am I really going to wear this into a room full of teeny boppers’? And I did.
Luckily I survived and Ally was awesome as usual and it was such a blast to celebrate this great accomplishment of hers!
If you have not read these books yet I strongly recommend them. Go find yourself a copy of Matched and I’m sure you’ll be running out to get your hands on Crossed and Reached soon after. To help you with that I am giving away a signed copy of Matched AND this fancy smancy Cassia dress just see the widget for details on how to enter (if you don’t see the widget try refreshing the page). And if you only want one or the other that’s totally fine feel free to still enter :)
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A note about sizing, the widest part of my chest is 37.5 inches and I am 5’5 this fits me pretty snug, maybe an inch bigger with some tugging would work. The back is gathered with elastic on the bodice so if you’re a bit smaller around that should be a problem.
I may have had a ridiculously fun time making this bookish outfit so don’t be surprised if you see more of this craziness happening. After all I already have my Tris Prior from Divergent outfit down, and I still have to do a blog post with modeled pictures of my Celia Bowen from The Night Circus. I supposed we can just call this one Hermione right? Who else do you guys think I should do?