Thursday, November 22, 2012

Reached (Matched Trilogy Book 3) by Ally Condie

Reached is the last installment in the, Matched trilogy. Condie does an excellent job at tying up loose ends but it just doesn't have the same punch as, Matched. Matched, started off so strong and as a result I expected so much more ---- but all I got was a mediocre series (Crossed, the second book was pretty bad).

The characters are wonderful. They are well developed and realistic. The story itself seems to have strayed away from the original idea --- and I,  felt as though the series went downhill. Had it not been for such strong characters, this book would be disappointing.

I wanted to love this book but I just had lukewarm feelings .... The story is told from 3 point of views and it's rather slow until you get past the half way point. You learn more about the Rising but not much more about the Society. I would have liked to have known more about it , such as why and how it came to be. The book just lacked ....the passion that we first saw in, Matched, however one could call the ending of this series, satisfactory.

Grade: C+

Overview [B&N[

Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect fa├žade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter.
The wait is over.
One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most—family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion.
With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international–bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose.

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