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Reached by Ally Condie Review

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Yeah!  Another series done with.  I have been trying to finish all the series I have started.  I would've read this one sooner but some things came up so it kept being pushed back. This series was OK... I have read better (Divergent by Veronica Roth  and Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor come to mind) but I still enjoyed this series.  Here is the goodreads description:

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.

So hopefully you have read Matched and Crossed if you are reading this review.   I think one of the problems with this series especially book 2 is that there were way too many questions left unanswered.  If an author leaves way too many questions people become confused.  The book does though finally give us some answers.

One thing though I have always been attached to the characters Cassia, Xander and Ky.  The Rising/Society story was crazy.  I am surprised about what happened and didn't feel satisfied with that at the end of the book. I thought it was going to be an Epic battle Society/Rising/Enemy.  Nope.   We are still left with many questions about it. Matched is still my favorite out of the series.  The covers are beautiful too which is why I picked up this series to begin with.  Each the color of one of the pills the society gives their citizens.  The love triangle bothers me.. but it was much better in this book.  I am pleased who Cassia ends up with.  Condie does a good job of writing about a distopian world but the plot is just way too confusing and questions still need to be answered!!

The crystal ball says:



Fog is coming.....  in the middle of the road on this book!

Matched by Ally Condie
Crossed by Ally Condie
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8 comments:

  1. I read the first two books but never made it to the third :-)
    It's too late now as I already lost the... "connection" I initially had with the characters.

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    1. I did have to go back and google what happened in the first two books. I had forgotten, now there is a big Plague so that is the main plot in this book.

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  2. I tried so hard to read book 1 and kept putting it down, and then I lost interest altogether.
    Its not a bad book- it just wasn't for me.
    Its funny because I love dystopians & loved Divergent. I assumed I'd like all of the big dystopian titles, but I guess that wasn't realistic of me huh?



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    1. This dystopian just isn't as good as some of the others I've read. It's good but not great.

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  3. I wasn't a huge fan of this series, but the fact that a flower saved the world kind of saved Reached for me :)

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    1. I do like that part of the book. I also like how the flower was revealed through memories and the note. That was magical.

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  4. I read the first two and never bothered with this one. I just lost interest in the characters and plot. I may finish it someday just to see how it all ended up but it is very so-so for me. Adore the covers though, they are fab!

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    1. I am really trying hard to finish series I've started. Lately since it takes at least 3 years for each trilogy I get tired of waiting and kind of forget what they are even about.

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