Ally Condie will be on tour with Margaret Stohl, appearing at The Kings English stop on May 14th.
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We finally have our answer, what happens after MATCHED. Ally Condie’s new book series has been announced, and it sounds amazing. According to GalleyCat this is what the book is about…
[The book] tells the story of Rio, who has waited her whole life for the opportunity to leave her safe, underwater city of Atlantia for life on the surface. But when her twin sister, Bay, shocks everyone and chooses Above first (only one family member may go), Rio is left with increasingly dangerous questions about the complex political and religious system constructed to govern the fragile divide between land and sea.
When is the book due out?
Matched trilogy author Ally Condie has inked a deal to publish two new novels with Dutton Children’s Books. The Penguin Young Readers Group imprint will release the first book in fall 2014.
From the Penguin Teen Facebook page: Ally Condie is taking fan questions about the Matched Trilogy, writing, books, etc. on Twitter at 8 PM EST! Tag them #allychat so Ally sees them! You can also use the hashtag to enter to win very cool exclusive Matched Trilogy swag!
The director is in negotiations to direct Matched, Disney’s adaptation of Ally Condie’s futuristic YA novel. Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are producing via their Offspring Entertainment shingle.
Set in a future society where people are told what to read, what to watch, what to believe and who to love, the story centers on a young woman who rejects an arranged romance and chooses her own path.
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It certainly seems that author Ally Condie is an overnight success. After all, she had publishers — and movie companies — bidding for her first mainstream novel for teens.
That’s not all: Foreign rights to Condie’s book, titled “Matched,” were sold to 30 countries before the book was even published — something that is extremely rare for an unknown author.
Published in 2010, “Matched” did, indeed, become an instant best-seller. Readers and critics alike raved about Condie’s elegant writing style and her ability to create both a darkly futuristic novel and compelling teenage characters — Cassia, Xander and Ky — who must figure out what to do when caught in the beginning of the breakdown of the controlled “Society” into which they had been born.
Buoyed by the success of “Matched,” Condie, the mother of four young children, wrote a sequel, “Crossed,” which was published in 2011 and also made the best-seller list. Now, Condie has just published the final book in her trilogy. Titled “Reached” (Dutton, $17.99, ages 12 up), the book currently is one of the top-selling children’s and teen novels in the nation.
So, with three best-selling books in three years, it appears that Condie, 34, has just suddenly hit the jackpot. In an interview before a recent program for teens in Bethesda, however, Condie is quick to correct the record, noting that she earlier had published five novels for teens with a small, religious-focused publisher, Deseret Book Company in her home state of Utah, before even beginning “Matched.”
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