Reached (Matched Trilogy Series #3)

Reached (Matched Trilogy Series #3)

by Ally Condie

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The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times Bestselling Matched Trilogy!
Perfect for fans of 1984, Brave New World, Black Mirror, and The Handmaid’s Tale.

Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade 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.

One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most—family, love, choice. Her revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion. As an incurable plague sweeps through the Society, Cassia races to save both the lives and freedom of those she loves. With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international–bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101591710
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Series: Matched Trilogy Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 39,205
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ally Condie ( received a degree in English Teaching from Brigham Young University and spent a number of years teaching high school English in Utah and upstate New York. She lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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"With reveals seeming to arrive on almost every page, prepare to stay up all night." —Kirkus, starred review

“Unpredictable twists and revelations will leave readers satisfied with the fates of their favorites.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Reached 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 617 reviews.
Suvorov More than 1 year ago
Reached is the third in the Matched trilogy. In this final installment, Condie will answer most of those pesky questions the reader has been asking and explanations to the mysteries of the Society and Rising. Happy days are ahead! ----- To be quite honest, I was underwhelmed with the first half of the book; it was slow and I had a difficult time getting into it. I don't know what's going on with some of the authors lately, but there seems to be a lot of unnecessary and boring fluff going around. For example, remember in Crossed when Cassia reads a note from Xander stating he has a secret he wants to tell her in person? Condie drags this out for a long time, even after both Cassia and the reader have figure out what the secret is. Then I started to think there was a huge, surprise revelation in the making because surely the author would not drag out something so insignificant. Prepare yourself for disappointment. Bad editor! ----- Then there is the letter Cassia writes to Xander with her own confession. The confession is at the end of the letter, which, of course, is damaged and unreadable. So right when Xander gets to the important part, WHAM- it's gone. I tell you, Ky may have been victimized by the Society, but Xander takes a beating from the writing- the author's that is. ----- Things did start to get exciting when Condie finally starts revealing those answers and explanations I mentioned earlier. I have to say, the connection between the Society and Rising is genius, although very Matrix-like. I thought it was awesome and just the right amount creepy. ----- Now to the whole Otherlands issue, which always remains mysterious- Does it really exist? Is it so wonderful that no one ever wants to come back, even to tell the others? Or is it all a fantasy and everyone who goes there dies while trying to find it? I could go on with all the possibilities, but I won't. Neither will Condie for that matter. For those of us oldsters, it is very reminiscent of Logan's Run. ----- And then the whole love story thing kind of fixes itself a little too easily. Any competition or complication is quickly remedied or killed off. I'm glad Cassia ends up with who she does, but she should suffer a little bit over her decision. Wrapping things up in a nice neat package and giving her an easy out is overly unrealistic. I guess I have to keep in mind that we are talking about a book geared toward teenagers and some authors underestimate the intelligence of this particular audience. I think it does a disservice to young adults to assume they want to end the story with all flowers and bunnies. ----- Condie did a really good job of bringing everything together in the end. There were some good "[Luke], I am your father" moments, which makes me wonder how the author does this. Does the author design a flow chart of characters ahead of time and make the story match? Or does the author write the first book with no idea where it is going, the book becomes a huge success and now she has to figure out how to tie everything together? Did she plant a seemingly insignificant detail in the first book with the full intent of using it as a spectacular revelation with far reaching consequences, or was it an afterthought? With a series, I would think there are a lot of pages and time in between books to mess things up, but with Reached, the author really did deliver a believable connection between characters and details in the end. ----- Unfortunately, I thought the first part of the final scene was a bit cliché, especially with what is going on at the time of its release. In addition, Condie leaves room for another sequel or, more likely, a spinoff. Don't be surprised if you see more books come out dealing with rebuilding Society, a new rebellion with Xander as the leader or a freakish Brave New World in the Otherlands. They could work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the first two books so much! A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! At first it is a bit slow but about hlafway through it begins to get really exciting!! At first I loved Ky but now that you get things from Xanders point off view to you start to think about how it is for him that Cassia and Ky are in love which really helps give a better perspective to the book. I honestly would recommend this to everybody!! Its that good!! <3
KimberlySouza More than 1 year ago
“Reached” by, Ally Condie In “Reached” we finally get to find out what happens to Ky, Xander, and Cassia. I don’t want to give too much away in this review so I’m not going to get super specific. (I will say that I was very happy with the way that this trilogy ended.)  “Reached” has so many layers to it and it gives us all the answers that we have been waiting for. I loved watching all the characters grow and change in this book. Cassia learns how much she and those around her have to offer the world. (I thought the change in Cassia was beautifully written)  The changes in Xander are just as interesting but for different reasons. All he wants to do is help people and do good with his life. (It’s a shame that the world wants to stomp people like Xander out) His love for Cassia is sweet and at times heartbreaking. I found it painful at times to read as reality smacked him down and all I wanted to do was save him from the cruelty around him. (I love that he gets his happy ever after in the end.)  Ky is the character that changes the least in this trilogy. He is the character who knows himself the best and what he wants for his life. Ky never expected to fall in love but when he did it was completely. I adore how much he is willing to do for Cassia and she for him. Ky doesn’t want to be part of the rising but he does his part for them because it’s what Cassia wants. He never gives up and stays strong throughout the entire story. (I love him!) I really liked this trilogy because it felt more real to me then some of its counterparts. I could have used a little less information about diseases and how they mutate and spread but I wasn’t too bothered by it. I thought the writing was fluid and smart, and the characters were easy to love. I would recommend these books to anyone who loves a great story.    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! A well crafted romance story told in a straight forward manner, bringing out thoughts, feelings and actions of the characters in a wonderful way. Ally Condie did a great job here. The story flows smoothly, the writing is at best lyrical and the plot is good. I find the descriptive element amazing and Condie made an effective use of dialogue. The narrative got me hooked, an effect I think the book will have on other readers. It reminds me some of the stories in The Shades of Fire. This is generally a respectable story.
readaholic2014 More than 1 year ago
it is prbally one of the better futureistic book series that are out there. it has little bit of everything. Romance, action,and mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love this book ,but i have to say i need a spin of series of both Xander and Ky. i dont think i chose whos side i was on until the end i won't say but i wished she picked the other dude. i feel so sad for the guy she doesn't pick i think i would chose him any day! ; ) throughout the whole series Xanders point of view brought tears to my eyes. Ky seemed a little shady in the second book with him burning the map and all gosh! Indie really loved one of the dudes in this book i felt sorry how it all went down. lea i dont think i can really say her name but wow was that interesting. the part about the dad and mum was quite sad. it sounded like Bram really matured over this time span. it kinda left us on a cliff at the end of this who wins the vote????????????? i NEED an epilouge for both Xander and Ky, but i really think i NEED a whole spin off series or something. i just finished the series and i couldnt stop thinking about it because it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i loved it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wish she picked the other person. were is mathew and like adia kys family ??????????????? like thats why i need a spin off series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i really really really wish she pickedn someone else , but im so hppy they found love too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! those are probably my only problems with this besides that it was great, outstanding, and wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE make a spin off series. i really am sad about who she chose. oh and DONT look at the end. i used to do that and its a bad habbit to break so PLEASE DONT read the end. thank gosh i fixed my habbit before i read this series. we NEED a spin off series. i wish she chose someone else so prepare for heartbreak.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Series started out good with matched, from a single point of view, then book 2 was where things started coming apart. By reached I lost interest because switching Between 3 characters was just too much, I felt like the characters lost that something special because the author was trying to cover way to much ground in 3 books. And I felt like we lost important information by switching so much. I liked the theory of the book, I just felt it was last in translation.
ThePaperCritic More than 1 year ago
     The wait is over, Reached is finally here and the wait was worth every bit. The book surpassed everything that I had thought, and it went the same path that the last book, Crossed did; each chapter being told by another character (Xander, Ky, and Cassia). Lately books have been doing this, switching characters and most of them seem to leave you wondering what the characters were doing while the other one was telling their story and end up wanting more out of the characters or just in utter confusion. Most of you will remember my review of The Casual Vacancy and how horrible the character switches were there, but here is a decent one that leaves you feeling complete and fulfilled at the end of the day.      The characters grew in this book and there was a sort of distance between them that made me want them all to meet up. Xander's faced with a choice and a realization that I believe and thought throughout the book he should have been able to realize. Ky learns how to understand his past and the relationship he has with Cassia; after Crossed, I felt that Ky and Cassia had drifted apart and in this book Ky shows his loyalty and faith to her. Cassia I feel is more of a inward, realizing who she is and what she wants. How the characters grow next to each other and constantly change the perception of who they are and what they want from each other.      Reached brings the Society to its knees with the revolution bringing the cause and the plague to the society. I am not sure I agree with the means the revolution takes place. It's a sense of we'll get everyone sick, come in and cure everyone so you know how great we are and choose us over what you have now. Of course, as in reality, you had those who support Society of the Revolution. But when the plague goes wild, it's not only just the three fighting for their lives, but everyone.      With the discovery of the Pilot and his first real appearance of the whole series. I found he was more philosophical and up in the clouds than a down to earth person. The pilot's character seemed to be more focus on his own personal goal than saving the lives of everyone else. I almost got the feeling he'd sacrifice the three if it suited his means. The let down, the complete lack of who I thought he would be and Cassia's perception of the Pilot I felt more appealed to than what was actually given.      The decisions of each character build to a point, and the relationship between Cassia and Ky is just the beginning of this book. This isn't just a romance, but a war. And as the quarantine goes further than anyone anticipated Xander ends up dealing with the sick and dying on a level I hope no one has to see. That is the way I forsee the world ending, not some alien invasion, but a plague that ravages the world. The plague isn't the only thing Xander finds himself stuck in, but a romance he never thought would appear, and a broken heart for another broken heart.      Reached by far was the best part of the whole series. The first book, was building a love that lasted throughout the entire series, and to any couple that picks up this series, I hope they learn what it means to stay together. In Crossed the relationship between Ky and Cassia is put to the test, as the escape from Society leads them to the Revolution. And Reached not only ends the series but ties everything together,  leaves you feeling complete and fulfilled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the trilogy but i wished a different ending for Xander though.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know what? It's perfectly fine to dislike a book. You do not need to worry about what people think about your decisions. We will not judge you. And, I completely get what you're saying. For example; the first and second books of the Hunger Games series were good, but it kind of seems like Suzanne Collins was in a bit of a rush to finish writing the series, so Mockingjay didn't turn out as good as it could've been if she had taken her time. I hope this gave you a bit of reassurance, because we aren't here to judge you or anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like ky best cassa ana ky sounds cute!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think she should have chosen ky it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo is fair i think xander is a nice guy but ky is better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much. Ally Condie is an amazing writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did you just say The Hunger Games was crap? You are the one who is crap. This book was amazing and you have no right to be insulting a book that took an author time to write. I bet you can not even compare yourself to the author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book and it installed really qyickly surprisingly. But when i tried to read it, it came up blank! There wasnt even any cover, book page numbers,and i couldnt even turn the page! I tried archiving it and unarchiving but its still blank. But thats not all, now all my other nookbooks are totally blank.......i dont know what to do please help!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After I finished reading Crossed, I wasn't sure I continue readong the series. Sadly, I have regreted that decision ever since. My first issue with this book was how bland it was. Especially Cassia. Ugh, I could probably write a whole reveiw about her. The entire time she was acting like "Oh I love you Xander, but I love Ky more." Then she is like "Oh I changed my mind, I love Xander." Chick, make up your mind. Another problem I had was how utopian-like the writing was. Everything was wrapped up into several pretty packages. All lose ends were cut off and tied. Despite the fact that I hate it when authors kill off a character or something like that, I understand that it is crucial to the story line. Not in this case. My final rant is that I was expecting a Mockingjay-type ending. Complete with the epic rebellion. But, no it had to be hippie like. Grrrrrrr. I am such an action girl. Recomended for-12 and up, people who hate an action filled rebellion, hippies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply amazing. I have no words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing is just gorgeous. Loved this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the series books one of the best set of books that I have read since twilight I couldn't put the book down and my 3 co-workers ended up reading them to and feel in love with them....
Genie68 More than 1 year ago
me thinks this is a good book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your right it is the best book ever. But i only read the first one and i understand what you mean about the awsome poem that i actually wrote down on a piece of paper for a school assignment.
Sheri_B1975 More than 1 year ago
Excellent End :) Everything has a beginning. A middle. And an end. I fell in love with the beginning. It held true through the middle. And there it remained, steadfast through the end. I feel a small sense of loss now that it's over. Unless I read it again, which I'm sure I will, these characters aren't going to be with me any longer. Their story is over and it makes me a bit sad. In this book, as I figured we most likely would, we get to hear Xander's voice as well. I am so in love with Ky, but in reading this book, a part of me couldn't help but feel for Xander. I mean he's just so good. He puts everyone before himself and even though he's in love with Cassia he doesn't act out with jealousy, he does everything he can to help her and Ky. He's just a very amazing character and the end of his part of the story brought me joy. This is so unlike any other "Love Triangle" type of book I've ever read. The guys aren't tearing each other down and making snarky comments or anything of the sort. These three all truly care about one another. Ky and Xander formed a friendship long ago, shortly after Ky arrived in their borough and their respect for one another remained and it was a refreshing change. There were things that absolutely made me think things like..." way!" the red garden day, as an example. Those who read it will understand what I mean. I thought that was a pretty cool twist. There were lots of highs and lows. Losses and findings. Was I thrilled about everything? Absolutely not. But it wasn't my story to tell. Still I think it ended as it should. It felt about 99% complete. There were two people who were...left incomplete, but really in the end it all still felt right. And so I leave you with one request now that it's over... "Do not go gentle into that good night..." :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It has an awesome outline and i love the characters especially cassia and xander. I think this book has great detail and is really easy to picture. I think everyone should read this book. Its my 1st favorite book!!! Love it!!!! This is a must read.( you would need to start from book #1)