Friday, 15 August 2014

Reached (Ally Condie)

Reached is the third and final novel in the Matched trilogy that follows the lives of those who live in the Society and those who escaped that world. Just like the first two novels, this story is a futuristic, corrupted world that must bounce back from self-destruction. However, unlike the first two, this book is split into five parts and follows three first-person perspectives. It follows the minds of Cassia, Ky, and Xander.
The Book Cover
The plot of this book lacks the action that the first two possessed; it seems to be more tame in that respect and is instead more about the finer details and smaller triumphs. You begin to learn more about the characters themselves as well as learn more of the people who left the Society. This plot follows the aftermath of Crossed - the second book - and is focused on one goal specifically: the cure. Other than that, not much happened throughout the story. The book does remain suspenseful, but I did find myself skimming a few parts of the plot that I found to be lacking. Reached was a longer book compared to the first two and I think in this case, that actually hurt the story.

The series as whole was brilliant though and reading Reached is important in allowing the story to come to a completion. I would definitely recommend reading this trilogy!
I would rate Reached 4.6/5 because it wasn't as good as the first two in the series, but it was still fairly captivating and intriguing.

Until next time,
Happy Reading Fellow Bookworms :)

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