My Thoughts on Reached by Ally Condie

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Reached is the third, and final, installment of the Matched trilogy.  Similar to other books, yes, I am looking at you Mockingjay, this third installment disappointed.

It’s finally time for The Rising to take over Society, and Cassia, Ky and Xander are all deeply involved.  Cassia continues to sort for the Society, while looking for opportunities to continue trading with the archivists.  Ky is a pilot, waiting for an opportunity to find Cassia so that they can start their life together.  Xander stll pines after Cassia, hoping that she will still choose him, and advancing in his medical career while helping The Rising.

The characters are all reunited when a plague cripples Society so that the Rising can come in to save the day.  But when they come in, things begin to get worse. . .

In this love triangle, I always cheered for Xander.  He has a pure heart and is dedicated to Cassia.  I always saw her choice of Ky as her first rebellion.  Understandable, but foolish, and surely she will realize the person who has always been there for her and her family was the right choice.  But, having her choose Xander in Book Three would be like Bella choosing Jacob in Eclipse — unthinkable.

The end was a little rushed and a a stretch in even an improbable story.  Three teenagers new to their profession save all of society?  And I regret I did not get the ending that I wanted.  Sigh.

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One thought on “My Thoughts on Reached by Ally Condie

    Tara said:
    January 8, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    dangit! I really liked this series and get frustrated when they don’t have fabulous endings.

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