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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  140,302 ratings  ·  11,189 reviews
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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Meredith This seems to be a common opinion - people like Matched, then are disappointed by Crossed. I wasn't a big fan of it either. But yes, in my opinion Rea…moreThis seems to be a common opinion - people like Matched, then are disappointed by Crossed. I wasn't a big fan of it either. But yes, in my opinion Reached is the best of the trilogy! It's much more interesting, and there is an additional point of view so you can get a better view of what's happening.(less)
gwen No, not at all, and that's saying a lot because I spellcheck everything I read. There were a few awkward sentences but they didn't occur enough for me…moreNo, not at all, and that's saying a lot because I spellcheck everything I read. There were a few awkward sentences but they didn't occur enough for me to be bothered. (less)
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Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 60-books-in-2012
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
Jun 11, 2012 marked it as ceci-n-est-ce-pas-un-compte-rendu

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..."

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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'
Al Astronomo
Dec 07, 2012 rated it did not like it
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.

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 dignit
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 02, 2012 marked it as to-read
I'm a sucker for red covers! <3

Jan 02, 2012 rated it liked it
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 :)

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
Dannii Elle
Actual rating 2.5 stars.

This series, based on synopsis, had so much potential and seemed to be tailor made for my particular interests. What was delivered, however, was an exciting sub-plot centering around a tedious, teenage romance.

In my reviews for this series I have not given enough credit to how absolutely stunning the writing is. It has a poignant, lyrical beauty to it that had me scribbling an endless sea of quotes into my notebook. This alone, however, wasn't enough to hold my interest i
Dec 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopia
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
I have a love-hate relationship with this book.
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, science-fiction
This better be good.

You owe me after Crossed.


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 this book about finding
Julia Graf
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, dystopia
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
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 12, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: genre-dystopian
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.
Aj the Ravenous Reader
May 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, dystopia
This book is the author's last chance to prove/redeem herself and in my opinion, the author is indeed able to prove herself- that she is a consistent writer because from book one to three, she managed to maintain that dull tone throughout the series even though the story is infested with rebellion, illnesses, danger, deaths and other catastrophes. Nevertheless, I was able to achieve my purpose in reading the entire series, that is to find out whom Cassia ends up with. Predictably, she ends up wi ...more
Oct 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Party pooper coming through!


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


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
Dec 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
Dec 21, 2011 rated it liked it
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 hi
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Is everyone Team Ky? I am Team Xander. I can't wait for this book. What about you guys?

EDIT: OMG the cover!
Well, it's over, isn't it?

I liked 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's me."

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

Also, (view spoiler)

Like I sai
Catelin Wilde
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
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
♥ 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.
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
I just can't do it. I cannot make myself read this meaningless tripe. It's written as if the author was doped up at the time. All the characters seem to move slowly and talk slowly and think in circles. I don't care about the Rising or the Society or the Pilot. I hate to give this book more credit than its due, but the Pilot seems to be a metaphor for God. There are myths about this person, this person is mysterious, this person seems to be the one with the ultimate plan and the power...everyone ...more
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it

The Poet
Has to face great dangers and to decide whom to love. She decides to create new things, to give people hope and happiness. She forgets and remembers. She is strong, determined and faithful.
She loses everything and finds it anew.
Cassia is an awesome protagonist and partly she really reminds me on Katniss or Tris, but she has also completely different character traits like her art-love.
“Do you think you could let someone go if you thought it was best for them?”

The Pilot
Faces death
Jun 20, 2012 rated it really liked it

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
Jan 07, 2011 rated it really liked it

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
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
Nope. Nada. Did not like.

Maybe if I was to do this whole reading experience again, I would choose to actually read the physical book series but not only did I find the narrator(s) dull in the audio book but I felt the book (and the series) dull as a whole.

I did not become interested or invested in any of the characters. In fact, certain aspects of each of them annoyed me quite regularly. I also wasn’t a fan of this particular love triangle and at one point believed that Ky and Xander were both t
Jules ♈  (witchyrover)
Apr 05, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, will-sell
DNF 50% yup I was close.... very very close. But well let me explain: nothing happened! Absolutely nothing! I thought it was going to be better than the second because let's face it: nothing interesting happened either. I was bored to death. I didn't stand the main character and that weird love triangle sucked.... *le sigh* anyway.......... am I the only one that bought these series for the cover?
Jun 30, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Here‘s a list of all the things I liked about this novel:
-Ky, Chapter 44
-My unrealistic but sincere wish that Ky would just ran away with Indie and forget Cassia who obviously lost her mind.
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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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