We could never imagine our free will being taken away or having our lives pre-planned for us or having arranged marriages come back into style.
“Reached” by Ally Condie is the third book in her popular “Matched” series and we could not have imagined a better send off.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT? After leaving Society and desperately searching for 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 has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its boarders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts ans things shifts once again.
Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.
WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT? We definitely recommend you read both “Matched” and “Crossed” before diving into “Reached.” Not only will you get to read two more excellent novels, but it will take you from the beginning of Cassia’s journey to where she is now. The lengths Cassia goes to have a life with the right to choose, well, everything, is wonderful. Imagine having it all taken away — what you could eat, what you could learn, even down to what you could wear. What would you do for the right to choose?
HONORABLE MENTIONS: “Flash Point” by Nancy Kress, “The Lazarus Machine: A Tweed & Nightingale Adventure” by Paul Crilley, “Black City” by Elizabeth Richards, “Days of Blood & Starlight” by Laini Taylor, “Meant To Be” by Lauren Morrill, “Sirens” by Janet Fox, “Elemental” by Antony John, and “Touched” by Corrine Jackson.
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