29 Nov 2012

Reached - Review

Matched book three.
Available 30th Nov 2012

What's it about?

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.
Other books in the series
Matched - Book one
Crossed - Book two
My review
Wow what a way to end the series! Reached was a tension mounting, thrilling book and I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy, Matched and Crossed, which I read at the end of last year so I've been anxiously awaiting the conclusion.
If you're a fan of the first books, then you'll really enjoy Reached, the tension begins right away and steadily builds as events occur. The book is quite long compared to the other two but there aren't any throwaway chapters, its all good! I really enjoyed seeing how Cassia's story came to a close and who she picked!
But, although it was all closed up nicely, loose ends were tied up and questions were answered - including a big one that had me gasping out loud! - I still feel like there is more story to tell, particularly for Xander, and even though its the end of the series, I have everything crossed for some kind of spin-off or short story because I just don't feel done with this world yet.
Never the less, Ally Condi has written another fantastic novel and ended a brilliant series really well, I loved all the additions of real world poetry and that Cassia starts writing her own in Reached. I also loved how the people are all becoming more creative and expressive, making music and art, I couldn't think of a better rebellion!
It was also great reading the book from the points of view of Cassia, Ky and Xander, I really got an insight into what the boys were thinking and feeling and I was going through the story with all three characters who all had different experiences and were at different points of the events that happen in Reached.

My thoughts on the cover.
I love how this continues the theme and that Cassia is walking out the glass ball, totally representing what she's doing in this book. I love the red colour too.

Favourite quotes
'In Ky's eyes is such complete love and hunger that it goes through me like the sharp, high note of a bird in the canyon, echoing all the way through my body. I am seen and known, if not touched.'

'Into the sky we go. The two of us together. As the wisps of clouds go by, I pretend that they're my mother's paintings, evaporated up from the stone. Drifting even higher on their way to something new.'

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  1. I finished reading Reached yesterday and to me the entire book is just so beautiful in it's poetry and structure and I had so many sad, angry, and happy moments. 5 stars!

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