Thu, November 1, 2012

Reached by Ally Condie Review

Reached book cover

Reached book cover

Reached
By Ally Condie
Publication date: Nov. 13, 2013
Dutton Childrens Books, 512 pages
Source: Publisher

Cassia faces the ultimate choices in the long-anticipated conclusion to the “New York Times” bestselling Matched Trilogy.

After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising–and each other–Cassia 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.

— Goodreads.com description

Ahh, Cassie, Ky and Xander…parting is such sweet sorrow! There’s something so sad to me about the end of a trilogy. Don’t get me wrong, it was EXCITING BEYOND BELIEF to get my hands on this book. But, oh, I get a little sorrowful at the end. Because it’s the end! Sigh.

Fans of the first two books of this series will be happy with Reached — loose ends are tied up, surprises are in store, people die (c’mon, people HAD to die) and Ally Condie does a beautiful job of taking care of the characters we came to love in Matched and Crossed. Sure, it’s Team Ky or Team Xander and only one can win (I’m Team Ky for reals!), but the love triangle is resolved in a very satisfying way that I think both sides will respect.

I will warn you that I didn’t do very well with a complicated plot point that was heavy on genetics and biology. Um, I’m a smart cookie (or so my mother tells me), but I couldn’t always follow. I hope you all fare better than me on that respect. Don’t get me wrong, though — it was a roadblock, not a huge challenge.

I’m very satisfied with the ending of Reached and can’t wait to hear what you all think!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Princess Ash @ Paranormal Indulgence said:

    Okay, so you probably just convinced me to waste a few more hours of my life reading Matched. Because it’s on my kindle. Waiting. Has been waiting a long time. Now, I have a reason. Especially since the release for REACHED is upcoming.

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  2. JennRenee said:

    I am excited to end this series. it is always bittersweet though. I love conclusions but I hate goodbyes. I hope to get to read this soon.

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  3. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books said:

    I really need to read Crossed. I haven’t read it yet because I’ve not been hearing too many favorable things about it, but I’m definitely curious about it. Plus, you make this third book sound absolutely AWESOME.

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  4. Jamie said:

    I really still need to read Matched! I’ve had it since BEA when it was on that table at blogger con but then I didn’t know if I’d like it with Mary and Sash having varying opinions on it!

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  5. Lectus said:

    I really need to find the way to finish this last book so I can say I read the series!

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  6. Magan @ Rather Be Reading said:

    I cannot wait. I cannot wait. SERIOUSLY. I cannot wait.

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  7. The-Society.NET • Your number one 24/7 source for the ‘Matched’ book trilogy! said:

    […] Anna Reads:  Ally Condie does a beautiful job of taking care of the characters we came to love in Matched and Crossed. […]

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  8. Reached | Ally Condie | Audiobook Review said:

    […] Anna Reads – “I’m very satisfied with the ending of Reached“ […]

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  9. Helen Nash said:

    reached is a real good book it is realy dramatic and plot driven. Allie Condie is an amazing author

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  10. Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie | Review |Katie's Book Blog said:

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