Monday, December 17, 2012
Reached by Ally Condie
After leaving Society and desperately searching for 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 has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.
In this gripping conclusion to the #1 New York Times-bestselling Matched trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.
*MINOR SPOILER ALERTS*
Words cannot express how much of a disappointment Reached was to me. The book was on my most anticipated books of 2012 list. However, I am glad that I borrowed it from the library instead of wasting money on it. The only reason I even finished the book is because I wanted to know how the series ended. The book had quite a few obvious plot holes that I caught right away. Just because Cassia slips a piece of paper that says remember, she is able to remember everything that happens to her. That was the biggest plot hole that bothered me. Normal people that lose their memory would look at the piece of paper and think ‘Why the heck do I have a piece of paper that says remember?’. It just seemed like a cop out. I expected more action from the Rising taking over the Society. It was anticlimactic. The book gives a reason for it being so quick. However, with two books leading up to this, you would think that it would be an epic battle. The only thing that I even somewhat liked about the book was the ending. Cassia chose who I thought she would. It was pretty obvious throughout the book who she was going to choose. Even though she could only choose one person, the person she didn’t choose got a happy ending as well. What the reader finds out about Lei towards the end of the book made me really happy. I was astounded. It was probably the only thing in the book I didn’t see happening before it was revealed. However, an okay ending does not make up for a horrible book. Reached was one of the most disappointing books of 2012, if not one of the most disappointing books I have ever read. It had so much potential but it fell flat.
I give Reached: 1/5.
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I borrowed this book from the library. I was in no way compensated for this review.