Review~ Reached by Ally Condie

Review~ Reached by Ally CondieReached by Allie Condie
Series: Matched #3
Published by Penguin on November 13 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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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.  


Oy. I did it again y’all. I have added yet another book to my “disappoints list”.  There is so much I disliked about this book, it’s unreal. I could go on and on and on. Rest assured, I am going to try and keep this as short and as classy as I can.

To start; I was wholly confused for the first 1/3 of the book. Admittedly, this is all me; since it has been awhile since I’ve read Crossed and I didn’t re read it to re familiarize myself with the characters and world. I forgot about quite a few characters and about a few key things that had happened. It took me longer than I’d care to admit to say “oooh yeeeeah” and get with the program.

All my discombobulation set aside; the book was just plain boring. For over 300 pages I was anxiously waiting for something to just HAPPEN. What little happened, happened so suddenly and lacked depth or explanation, I could have sworn pages were missing.  The whole plot was anticlimactic. Rebellion? WHAT rebellion? There were terms, people and places thrown in without any follow-up. What’s the point in that?

As for the characters; aside from the few I FORGOT, there isn’t too much to add. Cassia and Ky, TO ME, are exactly the same as the other two novels. Can we get some character growth? I mean, c’mon. I wasn’t a fan of the added POV either. It’s just odd to have two novels without his voice, to add it here. Add insult to injury, his voice is NO different from Cassia’s and Ky’s.

On a good note~ I did like the medical terminology.

Overall~ I loathed this book. Very disappointed with how this series has ended.




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  1. Kaitlyn Hoyt

    I really liked the first book in this series, but when I started reading the second book I got bored halfway through it. I had to stop reading it. I’m glad to hear that I’m not missing out on anything by not continuing this series. Usually, it bothers me to not finish a series, but I couldn’t get through these books.

    1. tonyalee

      I liked Matched the most of the three. Crossed was slow and boring at times, but it has nothing on this. I hate to not finish series as well. That and wanting to know what happens in the end pushed me to finish.

  2. Danielle

    Aww such a shame. Seems to be the common theme tho. I’ve had this book for months and keep putting off reading it. I loved Matched and Crossed was overly long but okay and I hoped perhaps Condie could’ve pulled it back but it doesn’t look like it. Sigh I’ll get to it someday!

    1. tonyalee

      You know what irks me? This book sat at the library on the hold shelf for 2 freakin months! I waited 2 months to read it! *sigh* It is a common theme and it’s so frustrating!

      1. Danielle

        That does suck! What irks me too is the fact that it seems impossible to get a YA book that isn’t a trilogy nowadays and it seems the stories can never hold through to the end. They always fall short because they were never strong enough for more than a stand alone novel.

  3. tonyalee

    Yeah, it’s all the trend nowadays. I’ve noticed more and more that the second novels aren’t suffering from Middle Book Syndrome, but the endings just SUCK. I know people will say that sometimes a story will last for 3+ books, but sometimes it’s hard not to think it’s a money thing 🙁

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