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After leaving Society to desperately seek 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 is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.
Hardcover, Dutton, 512 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Penguin
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Melissa
In a word, dull. Dull and boring. **MINOR SPOILERS** What should have been a bigger event in this book - the Rising fighting the Society - ended up being nothing. At first I honestly thought that maybe my book was missing several chapters - you know, the chapters where something actually happens - but it turns out that the Rising taking over the Society was just that - nothing. There's no action, no suspense, no anything. By the end of the book, I didn't care about Ky, Xander, or Cassia, althoug...more
karen
Jun 11, 2012 karen marked it as reviewed-for-fun


as i was posing for this, i was thinking to myself, "how fitting! this truly is like being trapped in a bubble, because even though i was only 'eh' about the first one, and definitely 'thumbs-down' about the second one, i am totally going to have to read the third one to see how it all ends..."



trapped.
Melanie
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Revised edition DNF (this is not one of my normal reviews, I cannot provide such detailed review as this book was read ages ago) Additionally, this is not an ARC. I know I read it before y'all but I guess that is because Australia got it earlier.

No one likes party poopers, but I really couldn't do it. But I tried. And that's all I could do.

This series gets worse in each book. Matched was pretty good, I liked the world Ally Condie created. I mean, who doesn'...more
Kori
Team Xander all the way. This book is going to be epic. Loved the first two books can't wait for this one.

P.S. I don't get why everyone loves Ky and thinks he is the dangerous one. I think he is safe. No one who has been through what he has is dangerous. He didn't want to join the rebellion. I don't think him and Cassia want the same thing. She just likes the idea of him and his story.

Pps. The description basically yells, it's all about Ky, the end! :(

Review: I like how it ended and I am ok wi...more
Giselle
Mar 02, 2012 Giselle marked it as to-read
I'm a sucker for red covers! <3

Cari
I finally read it! It was not what I expected, but it was awesome nonetheless! I made some predictions that were very wrong... so, obviously, this had some parts in it that made me go, "THAT'S IT????" I expected... well, MORE. A more complicated plot, more complications to the so-called 'love triangle'.

But... no. It was all rather, well, faster-paced, but simple.

That's actually one of the reasons why I enjoyed the Matched trilogy so much... it was not complicated. It didn't have an annoying lov...more
Emperor Allyster
Was it wrong for me to actually hope that there would be some sort of improvement in the last book of the Matched trilogy?

Maybe. Maybe not.


Reached, for me, was every bit of what I did NOT want a final book to be.

Here are four things I did not like about it, in honor of the four blank spaces in my rating.

#1: THE FLIMSY LOVE TRIANGLE
Don't get me wrong, but I do love ADORE well-written love triangles. You know, ones that handle the three involved with reverence, ones that leave them with dignity i...more
Aneeqah
My Full Review:

Even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of Matched, I read Crossed, which suffered from Middle Book Syndrome, in my opinion. However, I still held some hope for the final book in this trilogy, and I dislike leaving things unfinished (especially series) so I picked up the last book. While Reached was definitely better than its predecessor, it wasn’t as good as I was hoping it would be.

Reached showcases Ms. Condie’s growth as a writer. I enjoyed the complexity of this book, especially...more
Jennifer
I'm secretly hoping that the cover will be Cassia standing outside the sphere in the red dress Ky drew her in :) :)

Update: Well, she's not quite OUT of the sphere, but she sure is in a red dress :)

FINISHED REVIEW:
3.5 stars. I'm conflicted. I think Matched is still the best of the trilogy.

I liked the multiple points of view, and found myself especially liking Xander's chapters. I think he was definitely the most interesting character in the book, and I think he's really the only character that ex...more
Brin  McKay
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Lisa
This better be good.

You owe me after Crossed.

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After Reading: This was not my favorite series, but I will recommended it to teens who are looking for a dystopia that makes you work for it a bit with literary and art illusions.

It took me a while to get into. People kept asking me, "how's it going?" and I'm like, "Well, I'm on page 180 and I can't really tell you..."


I just think it got too far away from Matched, which I liked and thought worked as a dystopian romance....to this book about finding...more
GrimTheGirl
Dec 11, 2012 GrimTheGirl marked it as to-read
I really, REALLY hope Cassia and Ky get back together, and stay together, AGAIN!! The last book I found just kept dragging on, and on, and the ending pissed me off. Cassia!?! WTF!? What about Ky!!? Anyways, u hope its in both points of view again. And that Xander stays out of Ky and Cassia's shit -__- he's the Gale of this book, leave Katniss and Peeta alone!!

*update*
OH HO HO, there's a cover now, eh? Wow it looks pretty swanky, nice :D
Christina
May 16, 2012 Christina marked it as to-read
Red cover to match the tablet theme. Liking the idea and looking forward to how the bubble will be portrayed this time.
Update: I like the fact that she is standing, but why not facing forward? Would have preferred it if she was looking at us with her head down. :/ The bubble still looks awesome though.
Katlyn
I have a love-hate relationship with this book.
Audrey  *Ebook and Romance Lover*
Written on May 21st,2014

3.5 stars

This will be a long review...lol

As I closed the very last page of this awesome finale to the Matched series I start screaming (in a happy way).

I screamed of pure joy and mixed emotions

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I laughed in surprise because I finally get what the author wanted the readers to understand

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I cried just for a little because I felt the emotions and pain that the characters were feeling

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And I clapped for about an hour because Condie really did an excellent job at writing this fina...more
Wendy
Well, it's over, isn't it?

I liked it...it didn't jump the shark but it also didn't knock my socks off.

To be fair, I'm going to say to this book, "It's not you...it's me."

We all knew she'd end up with (view spoiler)

Also, (view spoiler)

Like I said,...more
Hannah
If this book was to stray away from the stereotype of Paranormal & Dystopian YA Fiction, she'd choose Xander

Quick Review

Frankly I was a little disappointed with the ending of Reached. I didn't enjoy the whole 'Pilot' plotline,(view spoiler)
I probably set my expectations too...more
Ta§chima Cullen
Party pooper coming through!

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Let me give it to you all cut and dry... it was okay, entertaining, but not what I was expecting.

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That was... unexpected to say the least. Every time I think of Matched, the first book in the series, I get this happy feeling in my head because it was a book I really loved. And that book was about love, plain and simple. Forbidden love found in a hopeless place (HA, to quote Rhianna). Sure Crossed dropped the ball a tad, but that usually happens with the second book. I...more
Julia Graf
Oh gosh, finally done with this series!! The ending was painful. Painfully boring! It's such an odd book out from the whole trilogy, but in the end I realize this is actually a quite weak offering in the dystopian genre as a whole. The entire trilogy lacks plot and imagination. I mean, Ally Condie didn't even bother to give her world interesting names - they're just called The Society, The Rising, The Pilot. I just couldn't stand to read this by the end of the novel.

The conclusion to the trilogy...more
Catelin Wilde
I will of course not be adding a stupid star to this. Just saying. You haven't read the book, why on earth must you add all these stars to it. So you liked Matched and Crossed, brilliant! Doesn't mean you should get it five stars. Didn't like Matched or Crossed. Don't give it one just yet.

Anyways, after reading Matched and Crossed, I feel like I have an obligation to read this. Matched was a good book. Bought it after reading it in the library. Crossed however, I did not fancy. Bored me. The end...more
Brook
Every once in a while a book comes along that begs you to clear off your shelves. . .because the other books are not quite fit to be shelved next to it. A book that makes you want to take all (but a rare handful) of five star ratings back, because the other five stars do not compare. A book you hold with reverent awe when you finish it. A book that leaves you carved out and filled back up, because it is so beautiful and you wonder that a person could create such a thing of beauty. A book that yo...more
♥ Marlene♥
Stop rating a book you have not even read 1 page off! It is crazy that so many people are giving it 5 stars having not read 1 page of it. There are more 5 stars reviews than 1. 56 % of idiots gave it 5 stars and 9 % of idiots gave it 1. And I did not count the other idiots. Thanks to them you cannot buy a book anymore based on reviews. I used to do that but then finding out I bought a very bad book although it had 5 stars, or vice versa.
Lea (YA Book Queen)
An excellent ending to an incredible trilogy, REACHED ties everything together in ways you'll never see coming. As with the previous novels, Condie's writing is fluid, unhurried, and poetic with each line, each page. In REACHED, Condie lets readers know and learn more about Xander as a new narrator, in addition to Cassia and Ky's points-of-view. All three narrations are strong and each voice is authentic to each character, making it easy to always know who is narrating at any given point. Life h...more
Rachel
Wow.

Where do I even start?

So much happened in this final, much anticipated book in the Matched trilogy! I remember reading Matched and Crossed back to back this summer and although I wasn't blown away by either book, I was so excited to get my hands on the last one to see how it all ended!

I'm not going to lie, when I started Reached I was a bit disappointed. I don't know if it was because I was wary after being let down by the first two books, but I was procrastinating for finals and wanted to...more
Alein
Is everyone Team Ky? I am Team Xander. I can't wait for this book. What about you guys?


EDIT: OMG the cover!
Sandy
TEAM. XANDER.

Okay, now that I have THAT out of the way...

3.5 stars (but I'm rounding up because Matched was beautiful)

Better than Crossed but not as good as Matched. Let me say, Ally Condie has some gorgeous writing in this book. There are moments of real brilliance in her prose. However, her writing style is so introspective, so sparse, so poetic that it doesn't fit a story with any kind of action or peril. There is no urgency in these words. The writing worked SO WELL in Matched with its forbi...more
Haley
Nov 11, 2011 Haley marked it as to-read
Shelves: must-reads
CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS BOOK TO COME OUT!!!

COME ON NOVEMBER 2012, GET HERE ALL READY!!!

GRRRRRRR......
Megan
One of the worst books I've ever had the misfortune to read. I liked the first book (Matched) because it was different and I liked both Ky and Xander. I liked the different world that they were in and pristine lifestyle everyone had laid out for them. I really enjoyed Matched. Moving into the second one (Crossed) I expected something a little more spicy with love and war and just felt myself getting bored. But getting the next and LAST book (Reached) I thought, "Well, as the grand finale there i...more
Lauren
Jul 14, 2012 Lauren marked it as to-read
Ok, from reading heaps of YA romance novels this year, I've kind of pieced together the system.

LAUREN PRESENTS: THE ORDER OF EVENTS IN A YOUNG ADULT ROMANCE SERIES!

First book: The first book mostly describes the life of a main character (most likely a girl), how she doesn't really enjoy it and that she needs some excitement in her days. Then, suddenly, a mysterious, handsome, new stranger comes along, and she either hates him at first, or is confusingly drawn to him. This guy teaches her new thi...more
Booknut
I 'reached' my mental capacity extremes in this book.

At first I'm in the 'Wow, gees, it's a new book!' corner of the ring - smiling a little when I get re-acquainted with our good old buddies:


Then I'm a little confused over Xander's POV - like "Hey...dude...where were you in the last two books?"


To top it off, just as some reading contentment settles in, we get this whole watered-down love triangle. Lacks passion, conviction and effort, but manages to still be defined as a love triangle. Xande...more
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Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband, three sons and one daughter outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.
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