Finally, the series becomes more than just a teen romance, as complexities of character and the ambiguities of politics are explored. As the Rising finally rises, we discover that its solution isn't working out so well and that the Society isn't so anti-Rising after all. Of the three books, this is the one to spend more time with.
The rediscovery of art in its various forms, especially the transient forms like song, in the Gallery was a highpoint of the book, even if it wasn't a central theme.
What happens when the solution becomes the scourge?
Never! the first book was good but this one feels like she just did not know where she wanted to go with the story so things just kept changing!
make it flow better! tell us more about the sosiety and who is running it?! give us more of a back story
I thought that the story was told wounderfully! to bad the story itself could not add up to the preformance!
Ya, I guess-it feels like that is why she wrote the book in the first place, just to jump on the new si-fi wagon for teens
dont wast youre money
What are the chances?
Courage to hope for something better and the willingness to try.
I normally don't like narrator changes in a book or even a series, however it was fairly well done in this book.
It made me have to read the final book in the trilogy.
A plot, excitement.
Nothing was remotely exciting about this 2nd book. She clearly did not think through the premise of the total book. I was completely bored to tears.
Save your money. This second book is 10% of what Matched was.
I don't know as I only listened on Audio, but having the male and female voices to read the characters is really nice.
Ky, because he was the love interest.
When she finally reaches Ky in the desert.
yes, definitely an enthralling book in the series. I would not recommend the third book.
I'm not sure if this book isn't quite as good as Matched, or I just didn't care for the recording. The story was still good, just not as good. I didn't like either of the voice actors, and there were random bursts of music that were trying to be emotionally manipulative, but ended up just being annoying and weird, or made it hard to hear the story.
No. I really didn't like either of their voices or their acting. Both of them have high reedy voices. I couldn't even hear them when I tried to listen to this in the car. When I tried to listen to it on head phones I had to turn it up so loud it hurt my ears. Also they read it as though every. word. was. the. most. important. word. ever.
Kate Simses is great, as always, but I couldn't stand Jack Riccobono. Every time he speaks as the character Ky he comes off as a whiney overly-dramatic person who is difficult to listen to. The story is good, but not as good as the first book.
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
When Ky and Cassia got to see each other again! I was rooting for them!
No, I liked it, but not as much as the first.
This was a hard one. I really liked Jack Riccobono for Ky, but when he has to do a "Cassia" voice, I was taken out of the story because it was so bad. A boy doing a girl's voice, and not well. I couldn't get past it.
This book is a great follow up to Matched and every bit as good as the first book. It just leaves you waiting for Reached to come out too! I like that you start to get a look into Ky's mind as well and that he gets to narrate part of the book as well. Some of the things that happen are a little more predictable than I might have hoped for, but that doesn't really take away from the story. Since this book really just follows the previous book and the two blend together a bit for me I'll repeat what I had to say about the first book -
The writing is beautiful, I loved so much of the imagery and description in the book. Ally uses some really great literary techniques but makes them feel weightless. It really helped make you feel like you were there. The book makes you think about the prices we pay for the choices we make, and sometimes the prices others have to pay for our choices. It makes you think about the value of even having choices. It is a love triangle book, so if you're getting sick of all the love triangles you might find that aspect of the book a little annoying but if you can get past that aspect of the book the book itself is quite enjoyable.
The narration is also quite excellent. Kate and Jack do a great job of differentiating characters without seeming too over-the-top or over-dramatic.
Overall I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great story that will make you think a little!