Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Book Talk Tuesday

A little over two years ago, I read the first book in the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie (read my review HERE).  And I was hooked.  This series was very "Giver'esque" (from Lois Lowry) and it was even a little "Hunger Games'esque".  So I was excited to see how the series continued.  Fast forward a year and the second book Crossed has been released.  Crossed was not a favorite (obviously since I didn't even review it for my blog).  It was a good transitional book, but I really think it could have been absorbed into either the first or final books.  So now that another year has passed, Condie has released the final book in the series...Reached.

I always go into the final books with hope and fear.  Hopes that the story will wrap in a way that I will be happy with and fear that the author won't tie up all of the loose ends.  I think Condie did a good job of wrapping up most of the story.  I was a little disappointed by how much Reached reminded me of the final book in the Hunger Games series.  But it was a good ending and it ended in a way that I thought was believable.

If I had to rate the entire series, I would probably give it a 3 1/2 to 4 out of 5 stars. 

from barnesandnoble.com
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 quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion.

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.


Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I was a little disappointed in this book only because it seemed to DRAG. Halfway through I thought I was nearing the end but my Kindle informed me I was only 50% done.

I liked it but it wasn't the best final book ever.

Crystal Clear As Mud said...

You're being generous with your 3.5-4 stars...I wouldn't have given it that high.

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