Reached by Ally Condie
Posted by Caitie F on April 1, 2013
Summary from goodreads:
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.
While I loved Matched, I was underwhelmed by Crossed so I didn’t run out for Reached right away. Well I was wrong about that because this book was even better than the first book in the series.
The perspectives switch between Xander, Cassia, and Ky throughout the book which is really needed since they are far away from each other for much of the book. I love getting in their heads because they each have a different opinion of the Rising and know different pieces of what is going to happen. It was great knowing things that some of the other characters didn’t because you can anticipate their reactions, which were never a letdown.
I also felt like the love triangle was much a lot less in this book which is always a good thing. Romance in general was less. Yes, people still loved each other, but they were focused on curing people and helping others rather than who Cassia was going to end up with – which is probably why it was my favorite.
Xander became a much stronger character because of this and probably was my favorite. He was such a determined person and cared about the people. His first thought was his patients and it showed what true leadership is.Many times people commented that he was going above and beyond, which made them want to help also.
I think the main reason I loved this book so much is that they all grew up. They weren’t kids playing around at bringing Society down, they were young adults doing what they thought was right. Their families were always on their minds. They questioned everything and it showed that they learned something. They didn’t just trust The Rising and its leaders and ngot involved in it.
This was a great conclusion to the story. There were a couple questions when I was done, but nothing vital that really should have been included. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked this book and now feeling like I can recommend the series to others!