Book Review: Reached by Ally Condie

Posted February 15, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Book Review: Reached by Ally CondieReached by Ally Condie
Series: Matched #3
Published by Penguin on November 13th 2012
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 544
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library, My Own
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Conclusion to the New York Times Bestselling Matched Trilogy! Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade 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.

“Reached” by Ally Condie was a great conclusion to the series. I think the “Matched” trilogy was beautifully written. It is very poetic as each story goes on. As a reader you find yourself holding on to Condie’s every word to know what is going to happen next to Cassia, Ky, and Xander. Cassia, Ky, and Xander have grown up since the first and second novel.

There is a love triangle but at the same time their isn’t. Cassia, Ky, and Xander are all friends that love each other. They would do anything for each other. Condie does a great job with her characters and making them easy to sympathize with. Condie makes all of her characters equal in the fact that you don’t necessarily prefer one over the other. You would be completely happy for Cassia to be with Ky or Xander.

Cassia is now a sorter in Central, Ky is a pilot, and Xander is an official/doctor. These characters have come such a long way. There is still a little bit of a love triangle between the three of them because Ky and Xander both love Cassia but I feel like this is slowly changing because Xander is also starting to fall in love with someone else even though he hasn’t admitted it yet.

It was great getting to see the characters grow up. They really have grown a lot since the first novel. They started doubt with their matched ceremonies and now they are fighting in a war. I think the biggest draw back I had with this book was the narration. The narrators made the book so slow. I had the hardest time trying to stay focused on the story. I was starting to feel bored. I was definitely thankful to also have the ebook so that I was able to follow along that way as well.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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