Friday, February 15, 2013


matched trilogy #3
ally condie
dutton juvienille
published 2012

Cassia faces the ultimate choices in the long-anticipated conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy. 

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 borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.

In this gripping conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy, 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.


Complete and utter perfection.  Ally Condie made up for Crossed's lackluster performance tenfold.  I cried when it was over just because it was over.

There are so many books, especially YA books, that have the love triangle thing going on and usually it's a love/hate kind of thing for me.  I love one suitor, hate the other.  But in this trilogy that's impossible to do.  Ky and Xander are both amazing, wonderful characters that I couldn't choose.  And Cassia, she's not annoying, she's not stringing them along (a la Bella to Jacob in New Moon) she loves them both, but knows that Ky is the one she's to be with.  Her love for Xander means that she will go to the ends of the Earth to save him if she needs to as well as protect Ky.

There are usually characters you hate, but everyone here just found a place in my heart.  It sounds so cheesy and it's actually making me tear up here to think about it.  Indie....oh Indie was one I didn't trust at first, in The Carving, but she was worthy of her own book.  Eli, Hunter, Anna, Oaker, Lei, Molly, Bram, they weren't just background characters that you forget about.  They were an intergeral part of the story that wouldn't be complete, wouldn't be memorable without them.

Part of me wishes that the story would go on.  That I could follow all of them forever.  The other part of me is glad that there was this ending.  That I could rest in the knowledge that everything was as it should be.  Perhaps.

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