Reached by Ally Condie Review

ReachedReached (Matched Trilogy)
By: Ally Condie
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

My Rating:
star

The Summary (via jacket copy):
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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 matter most-family, love, choice. her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion.

The Story:
I felt like Reached answered all my questions from the prior books and created a new obstacle to be overcome. I found the pacing to be rather slow and actually felt a bit bogged down around the middle of the book. Honestly, I did not reread Matched or Crossed again before reading this and I found myself lost in certain parts and I had forgotten a couple of the characters completely, but it didn’t take too long for me to get back into the story.

The Characters:
Reached added some new characters and delved into some of the cast more thoroughly. For the first time we got to see Xander’s POV which I enjoyed. Overall though, I wanted more interactions between Cassia, Ky and Xander. Each spent the majority of the book on their own journey so I really missed the dynamics between Cassia and Ky and Cassia and Xander.

Final Thoughts:
I felt like Reached concluded the series well in that we got closure and questions where answered. Sadly though, I was underwhelmed with the some of the book but if you’ve read the other two you shouldn’t miss this conclusion.

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