Monday, March 17, 2014

Reached

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Today’s post is on Reached by Ally Condie. It is the last in her Matched trilogy. It is 512 pages long and is published by Dutton. The cover is silver with Cassia in a red dress coming from a broken red sphere and the title is red. There is no sex, no language, and no violence in this book. The story is told from Cassia, Ky, and Xander’s points of view changing from chapter to chapter. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the dust jacket- All will be sorted. Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect fa├žade 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 matters most- family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion.
With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose.

Review- I really enjoyed this series. This series is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. It is very slow to build. There are no action scenes like in other dystopian novels that are very popular right now. This series is more real I think. It is about three people choosing. The main characters are important to the overall plot but they are not the movers or shakers. Cassia does not lead or make others rebel against the Society. I think that the story is very natural. Most people in life do not lead the masses. They live their lives in quiet rebellion of whatever; just like Cassia, Ky, and Xander. Now this novel has more going on in it than the previous two but I think that it works. The Rising rebellion comes into full focus and all the choices made matter. I like the sense of peace of the end. Not everything is finished. People died and others are still missing but Cassia and the others have made peace with what has happened. I look forward to what Condie is going to write next.

I give this book a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this book with my own money.

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