Sunday, March 31, 2013

Review: Reached by Ally Condie

Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie
Publisher: Penguin
Publication date: November 30th, 2012
Number of pages: 528
Format: Paperback
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository

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.

Reached is the end of a trilogy that brings us to the conclusive end for three beloved characters: Cassia, Xander and Ky.
Throughout the previous two books, these characters have been through it all --- but their last journey has yet to come, that is where this last part of their story comes in.
Not only do we get Cassia and Ky's POV, but for the first time ever, we get Xander. We get his thoughts, his journey as he discovers who it is that he truly belongs with, and where in fact he belongs.

While I wasn't all that impressed with Crossed, I felt this book came back to its roots and was just as good as Matched, which I really adored. Ally has really made some great character progression, and led them into places I never thought they would reach.
By the end of this novel I really felt satisfied with the series on a whole. Reached shows us different and new things for our characters. Each chapter represents a different POV for our main characters as they deal with their own things, their own journey.

This exciting conclusion brings in the rebellion, new atmospheres and relationships and answers the question whether Xander will be able to move on from Cassia or not.

Props to Ally Condie for exceeding my expectations when it came to this book. I look forward to what she does next.

Rating: 4.5 / 5

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