Reached by Ally Condie
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Summary (From Back Cover)
Cassia's journey began with a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect facade 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.
Cassia has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most - family, love, choice. Her quiet revolution will soon explode into full scale rebellion.
In the gripping conclusion to the bestselling Matched trilogy, Cassia, Ky and Xander return to the Society to save the one thing denied to them for so long: the power to choose.
It's been a steady and enjoyable series, maybe not one of my all time favourites but after it pushed away from some of the cliche YA plots in the last book it's become a series I would happily recommend.
Ky and Cassia are FINALLY back together (after dragging that out in the last book) but now they have other things to worry about. Although when I say finally back together it really doesn't last long, with Cassia being sent back into the society and Ky staying outside it in hopes of being trailed as a future Pilot. But as a deadly toxin is released into the society everyone is forced to acknowledge that the perfect world they live in is flawed. Both the Rising and the Society will have to fight it out to keep control over what's left of civilisation.
In this book you also get a better look into the workings of the mysterious Rising which we were properly introduced to in the last book, Crossed. You find out about this Pilot figure and what the people outside of civilisation have been doing all this time while the people inside the city have been living their perfectly manufactured lives.
I think that this is one of the best conclusions to a book series that I've ever read. Now, I'm not saying it's my favourite book of all time but more often than not you find that the last book in a series can be kind of sloppy and/or rushed, leaving questions unanswered and the reader unsatisfied with how their beloved character's story ends. But with Reached you get the feeling that as much thought and time and effort has gone into making the story as complex and exciting as any of the other. It answer's all unresolved questions and leaves you feeling content as you close the back cover.
I don't want to give too much away with this one, but I will say I was happy with the way the love triangle played out and thoroughly enjoyed the last instalment of the Matched trilogy. If you haven't read these books then give them a whirl because they're well written and overall just bloody exciting!
Official Book Trailer for Reached:
If you haven't read my reviews for the other two books in the Matched Trilogy give them a gander here...