July 29, 2015

Reached by Ally Condie

Reached Ally Condie Matched Series

The final installment of three successive book reviews featuring Ally Condie's young adult dystopian series Matched / Crossed / Reached. Click here to read my review of Matched and here for my review of Crossed.

(Book 3 of 3 in the Matched series)

"You cannot change your journey if you are unwilling to move at all."

In the final installment of the Matched series, author Ally Condie mixes things up once again with her narrators. In Reached, readers now get to enjoy reading from Cassia's, Ky's, and Xander's perspective. While Cassia and Ky have been on the run trying to escape the war, the Society, and the plague, Xander has been left behind in the city.

Xander has secretly been a part of the rebellion against the Society for years--years before Cassia even knew about its existence. Xander works on the inside as a medic helping to treat plague patients by administering a cure, but one that seems to no longer be working. Xander can't help but wonder if Cassia knew about his rebellion loyalties, if she would come home. When she does come home, however, she is not alone.

The plague is not only spreading throughout the society infecting both citizens and rebellions alike, but also mutating into a new form that no one can control. Though Xander discovers he is immune, Cassia, Ky, Indie, and all of their family and friends are at high risk of infection. When Ky becomes ill and Cassia learns more about her grandfather, her heritage, and her role in the rebellion, she is forced to confront numerous choices about her future, her ability to find a cure, and her heart.

In the ending to the Matched / Crossed / Reached series, questions are answered and a couple new puzzle pieces add some interesting twists.

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1 comment :

  1. I didn't even realize there was a love triangle here. Huh. Probably best that I didn't fully invest myself in this series.