Loved the whole series & especially the performance which made it perfectly clear which character was portrayed at any given time. Couldn't turn book off ("put it down") when usually would with most other books....wish there were more in the series but understand when it was time to end it too.
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.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean buyer. If you're a pretender come sit by my fire
This was a wonderful end to the series that brought back some of the emotional connection of the original. Unlike something like Divergent's finale, Reached made excellent use of multiple narrators and brought events to good finality without locking in the entire future of every character. I felt satisfied with the world and the story at the end, but also invested in the story as it unfurled. I was especially happy with Xander as a character, who became much more three-dimensional in this story. As a group, Xander, Ky, and Cassia were not wholly annoying with the love triangle and actually realized that there were more important happenings.
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.