Here is he sad thing: between the three books in this series, there is a good story, but it's so poorly managed. This book easily has the most going on, but the most eventful sections are glossed over. I've spent 2 books waiting for something exciting to happen, and when it finally did, it was over in a paragraph or two. So frustrating.
I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now
you know that book that you spend so much time reading and the moment you finish it you can't recall what it talked about ? .. this book is the perfect example for it, I was so detached from the story that I didn't care about anyone .. I just wanted to finish it as soon as possible .. even the ending didn't satisfy me although it was a happy one .. maybe I have a huge problem with Cassia and Ky .. I am team Xander :(
The first book was decent. The second book was pretty good. The third book was awesome. I really enjoyed this series. The reader had an annoying voice but I got over that pretty quickly.
The music took away from the story. I hated the added music. As for a YA novel though, It was good and made you think a lot. Makes you thankful for your freedoms in our society. I will definitely read this again and hopefully it will become a move too :) but the music was the worst.
Sure...I have to disagree with some of the other negative reviews I read, especially the ones advising not to "waste a credit" on this book. This is after all, a series written for a younger audience, so of course the pace is different. I thought the narrators did a nice job, and I disagree with those that felt Ky "whined"....he was deliriously ill after all....
I listen 24/7, over and over, but yes, this one held my interest.
This series is pretty boring. All three books are twice as long as necessary. I tend to finish what I start but it was really hard to finish these books.
Don't waste your time. I got ove half way through this book and realized that I just don't care what happens. The writing is so poor. Through the course of three books the author has failed to develop antagonist and the "love triangle" is and continues to be completely forced and unbelievable. Save your credits and your time...
Maybe, depends on the story.
No, it was just more boring then others I have read like it.
I like the different voices in the performance.
No really redeeming qualities, way more boring than I thought it would be. Book 3 was a bit better than the other two.
If you like the genre, you might find this to be very boring.
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
I really liked the first book Matched the best. The story was from a single point of view of Cassia and it was full of mystery of a futuristic dystopian society. The second book Crossed started to break off into other's point of view and they brought in dual narration. I feel the problem breaking off into multiple point of characters views is that one looses the sense of being a character in the book, it looses the intimacy of the first person reader and turns the reader into a third person observer. The same multiple character continued in Reached, which again turned the reader into an observer instead of part of the story. My second complaint is that the author got a little too descriptive and poetic with the characters enteral monologues, which really slowed the pace of the book and got a little annoying at times. Overall it is a creative story line, I just felt like it could have been executed better.