Reached (Matched Trilogy #3)
by Ally Condie
Published: 11/13/12 by Penguin
2.5 out of 5 stars
To recap my thoughts on the first two books: I gave Matched 3.5 stars
and found it to be fairly entertaining and enjoyable. I gave Crossed 2
stars and didn't really like it much at all. I have an addiction to
these young adult dystopian romances, and I can't stop reading
them...even when they aren't very good!
That brings us to
Reached, the third and final book in the Matched trilogy. This series
is about a girl named Cassia who lives in a place called the Society,
where everything in her life is controlled by the Society even her
future "match." Things get interesting for Cassia when she finds out
that she is matched with two boys, Ky and Xander.
This final book
returns to the story of Cassia, Ky and Xander. They are all secretly
working for the Rising and preparing for a rebellion against the
Society. A plague breaks out in the Society, which leads the three of
them to search for a cure before it is too late.
I felt that
Reached was slightly better than Crossed, but not by much. I just found
the story to be boring, and I didn't care what was going to happen
next. I easily could have put this book down halfway through and never
give a second thought to what was going to happen next.
love triangle was also dull. It was obvious from the beginning who
Cassia was going to pick, so there was no tension at all. I also didn't
really like the characters of Ky or Xander much, so it didn't matter to
me who she picked.
This book is written in first person and
shifts points of views between Cassia, Ky and Xander. One of my biggest
problems with the book is that every character sounded exactly the
same. Since they were all speaking in first person, I had a hard time
remembering whose chapter I was reading. Fortunately, they put the name
of the character at the top of each page, and I had to reference that
So I don't have much good to say about this book. It was an anticlimactic end to a mediocre series.