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photo (c) Brook Andreoli, from the MATCHED launch party on Saturday at The King’s English Bookshop

What a week it’s been. And I have still more news (and a party invitation for you):

MATCHED was chosen as the #1 YA title on Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for December (and MATCHED is also the the #8 pick overall!). Click here to read the list.

And MATCHED is in Entertainment Weekly again this week! I can’t find a link to it online but it’s in the print version so I imagine the online link will be up shortly. So fun!

And, the launch party at The King’s English Bookshop was unbelievably wonderful (I will post a full recap, with pictures, later this week). I am so indebted to those lovely booksellers, particularly Anne and Rachel. It was a day I will always remember.

If you missed the launch, there is still the MATCHED Launch Party at the Provo Library–and people, Courtney Lowe knows how to throw a party. Please come–books will be on sale for 30% off–and it would be so great to see you there. I can’t wait! It’s Tuesday (tomorrow), December 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the Provo Library in the Bullock Room.

Many thanks to those of you who have already taken the time to read the book, e-mail me about it, visit the blog, post a review, tell a friend…I am very grateful. VERY grateful. This has been one of the best weeks of my life and it’s all thanks to you.




+ comments (17)
  • Keary Taylor
    December 6, 2010

    I’m so happy for you Ally! This is so exciting! And I’m am SOO excited I’m still in Utah and will be there tomorrow! I can’t wait to meet you and go to the party!



  • JanetJohnson
    December 6, 2010

    Congratulations! What great success. 🙂 Wish I could go to the launch, but alas, too far for me.

    Enjoy!



  • Shari
    December 6, 2010

    It was so good to see you Saturday. Congratulations on all of your success.



  • Jess (The Cozy Reader)
    December 6, 2010

    So happy for you! Congrats on the great week. You deserve it!



  • Oh wow! I so wish I would have been there! Congrats on your #1 spot! Woot!

    Jen @ I Read Banned Books



  • Brodi Ashton
    December 6, 2010

    I planned that picture just right- front and center.

    That was such a fun party- you were so kind and gracious despite the 2.6 million people in line! Can’t wait for the next party.



  • JenniElyse
    December 6, 2010

    I’m so happy you had a great time and that it went well! I can’t wait to see you tomorrow!



  • D. Watson
    December 6, 2010

    Congratulations. Our pre-ordered copy arrived and will be in Joy’s stocking. (Then it’ll be my turn.)



  • Jeana Rock
    December 6, 2010

    Ally, I am about halfway through Matched and I must say that I am LOVING it! You are a good writer, not like the one we talked about at the library!

    I am so please and happy for your good fortune. At least you deserve it!



  • TaschimaCullen
    December 6, 2010

    Sounds like it was a great party, well deserved!!

    (Wish I’d been there!)



  • Melissa
    December 6, 2010

    That’s so cool! Congratulations!
    It was so fun to go to the launch party. That was my very first book signing I’ve ever gone to. Very exciting!



  • Liz
    December 6, 2010

    Congrats Ally! I got my copy last Tuesday, and I can’t wait to get started reading it! (I know, I know…why haven’t I started yet!!! I was in the midst of another book, and wanted to give yours my full attention!!) Anyway, I was just on Amazon, and Matched is listed in the Best Books of December category! Just thought you’d like to know! 🙂



  • ally
    December 6, 2010

    Keary, I can’t wait! It will be so great to meet you!

    Janet, I wish you could be here too, but many thanks for the well-wishes. I appreciate them.

    Shari, it was great to see you too, and thanks for the congrats!

    Jess, thank you. I don’t know that I deserve it, but I love that you think I do. 😉

    Jen, we WILL meet someday! Thank you for being such a fantastic supporter of the book.

    Brodi, I think you look fantastic. Thank you so much for coming. I can’t wait to come to your party.

    Jenni, yay! Can’t wait to see you too!

    D. Watson, can’t wait to hear what you guys think of the book. Thanks for the support.

    Jeana, I am SO SO SO relieved. You know I value your opinion.

    Taschima, it was a great party, but I wish you had been there too. Any chance our paths will cross again at BEA? I have no idea if I’m going, actually, but I hope to. 😉

    Melissa, thank you for coming! It was great to see you guys!

    Liz, I hope you like the book! Thanks for giving it a chance!



  • Elana Johnson
    December 6, 2010

    Yay! Congrats, Ally! I can’t believe I missed that amazing photo. Awesome. 🙂 🙂



  • Sara B. Larson
    December 6, 2010

    Yay, I’m the floating head above Bree! 😉 congrats again, it was such a fun party!



  • Elizabeth W
    December 7, 2010

    I read Matched in two days. LOVE it! I’ve told all my friends about it, and posted on Facebook and Twitter that it is the best book I’ve read all year. And that includes the Hunger Games which were very good, but just not as good as Matched. Can’t wait for Crossed!



  • Carol McRae
    December 14, 2010

    I am a youth librarian in Scottsdale, AZ. Just finished Match half an hour ago and could not wait to tell you how much I liked it and want to recommend it to our teen readers. Then I see the picture of the King’s English Bookshop and memoires of time spent there when I lived in SLC with my family in the early 90’s come rushing back. I’m sure this has been such an exciting time for you. Congratulations! I’m already impatient for the next installment in Ky and Cassia’s story.




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