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Apr 8, 2013

Quick-Review: Reached by Ally Condie

Reached (Matched #3)
Author: Ally Condie
Pages: 512
Goodreads Rating: 3.64
My rating: 4.2 stars
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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.

My Thoughts.

When I started reading this book I was really happy because it was another bday present and I really loved Crossed, even though I didn’t like Matched. Like, nothing! I gave it 3 stars just because I liked Xander, but after Crossed I was blown away and I started to like even Ky.
So, I was dying to know what would happen next!

What I can say for sure, is that this was (indeed) the weirdest dystopian book I ever read. Not because it was bad, because it wasn’t, but because I’m used to those endings where there is a war, when all about it is action and blood and losses. But Reached was really deep. I never thought the whole plot was going to be focused in the Plague and try to find a cure.

There wasn’t a war, but the Plague killed a lot a people, and put me on the edge, thinking what the hell the point was. At first I was confused and I admit that I was mad because the first chapters were slow and the book was really big. But while I read more and more, I got happy with the Ally Condie’s writing, it was deep and a emotional rollercoaster.
I started to think if someone important will die, and it was clearly that Cassia and Ky belong together, so, I wanted, NEEDED to know, what about Xander? Because, in my opinion, Xander was the hero of the story.  For the first time I felt about Ky, and I understood why he has to be happy, but Xander? Xander was a loyal, a strong and a very mature character.
Another character I adored was Indie, in some moments I even came to think that she deserves even more than she got. 
I loved that it had 3 POVs, it made us understand better the 3 main characters.

But - back to the plot. I still feel like there were some needless parts, I could have been better if we got more action and fewer words, though, in some way those parts were special.
See, I am confused, I don’t know what to think because I loved the writing style, but I didn’t like the little action I got.
I cried in the end, I loved that! When I finished it I felt drained and happy and sad, so, maybe it made me happy after all.

I've been reading some ending-series books these past days, so now I'm used to all those feelings.
Maybe Reached is not what I expected but it worth the time. I'm happy I read it and I do believe that this is the best ending to a series like that. Since the first book Ally Condie, did a great job creating a complete world where you can really see how important the things like Poetry and Freedom is. The message behind those pages is really achingly beautiful, and perhaps for me, was the best the book gave.

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