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Reached Reached is the 3rd and final book in the Matched series, after reading the wonderful first book I knew sucking sequels are on the way. ”Reached” was nothing like an ending, in a word it was dull. Dull and boring, as soon as I started reading it I knew, and just wanted to get over with the series. At first I thought my book was missing few pages then I realized that no, this is how the story is. After the second book I didn’t care about Ky, Xander, or Cassia, although it all ended rather predictably for all three of them. Still I don’t know why a sorter is needed when computers can do that job better and the special bonding between Kay and Indie was something I still don’t get.I wonder how they both became best trained pilots there ever was or how Xander got medical training so quickly.

After leaving society and facing so much of trouble Cassia and Kay are landed in the raising. But again they have to be separated to work for the raising. Cassia has to work in society where she can be useful sorting things and helping the raising when the need arises and Kay has to work with Indie as pilot. Xander is also working for society which is a bit of secret for Cassia but soon everything will shift as the raising is planning to take over but this time with the help of plague. Will Cassia and Kay be together? Will Xander be able to confess his love to Cassia? What will happen to this society and the raising issue?

My rating: 2 out of 5. Sorry, but I really didn’t like how the series ended. 2nd and 3rd book were boring and there was no real story like the first book. But still I recommend this to teenagers who like dystopian series, but be warned about lousy ending.

CrossedCrossed by Ally Condie is the second installment in Matched series. First book – Matched was a good YA read but Crossed is boring without any action. Author could have given importance to story development rather than poetry.

Crossed picks up from where Matched lets off. Ky had been sent away to the Outer Provinces and Cassia is currently residing in a girl’s work camp. Now  Xander knows the truth about Ky and Cassia but still he is good to her. Cassia goes to outer province in search of Ky where she teams up with a girl named Indie, whom I found  kinda sneaky and secretive. Cassia and Ky’s relation irritated me to no end, their relation was supposed to be romantic one but instead it was irritative and plain. I liked Xander better than any character and sometimes wished Cassia could have chosen him instead of Ky.

Over all it was little boring, but if you liked Matched and want to read the complete series then there is no other option. My rating: 2 out of 5. Hopefully the third book ”Reached” (published in 2012) will be better than this.

Matched Matched is another YA novel I read recently. I have been reading a lot of books from this genera lately and I find few books really interesting and entertaining. Matched is first book in the series and it was quick and interesting read. Matched is one of those books with female protagonist character and controlling government or system.

Cassia lives in a world where everything is organized in the form of data collected about people about their entire lives. There are no disease or fear of early death because everyone dies at the age of 80 happily. There is no love, mates are chosen by the government system after matching the data. Cassia’s life is perfect until she attends Matching ceremony. She is presented with not one but two possible mates. One through data sorting and another due to an error in the system. This error opens her eyes to see the different world. Even though her mate is her childhood best friend and a right mate according to government data, she is attracted to wrong mate presented to her because of an error. Now she has to choose one but the choice is already made for her as no one goes against government. Will she accept what is given to her? or she will look for what she wants?

My rating: 3 out of 5. Its an interesting concept and I recommend this to YA fans.