I struggled to complete this book, I found it slow, plodding and all of the excitement of the first book completely gone. I forced myself to listen to all 10 hours which I'd ordinarily consider a short read - and struggled every time. I would definitely recommend not wasting a credit on this one.
Absolutely! While the first book in the series was by far the best one, Reached was certainly better than book 2. It wasn't everything I hoped for, but it was still satisfying!
The tying up of all the loose ends and the verification of things that had been hinted at!
All of the narrators had very pleasant and distinct tones. I enjoyed them all.
Not particularly. Parts of it were a bit tiresome, and after a long section of listening I welcomed a break.
The first book, Matched, is great! The second book, Crossed, is slow, but seems to be building to an exciting third and final book. Unfortunately, that is not what this book delivered. Instead of an action packed conclusion, what I got was added confusion and lack of momentum. This book was simultaneously "all over the place" and stagnant. Some of the concepts related to the plague, the cure, and the statistical sorting were interesting, but all these components did not come together very neatly in the end. The conclusion of this book was trying very hard to wrap everything up, but I felt like there was some vital component of the story still missing. And I agree with another reviewer in that I also would have liked a little more insight into the enemy. Overall, I was disappointed with this book.
Having heard the first two, I was looking forward to this one. I found it a satisfying conclusion to what had been set in motion by Matched and Crossed, but since it was primarily tying up threads rather than starting new ones, it was a little bit less exciting than previous books. The main characters' stories are nicely capped off-- though some of the details of the political situation and the history of the Society are glossed over a bit through a long view of history that neglects to give, to my mind, a full picture of inciting causes. Still, I would recommend it as a solid teen adventure romance.
Action. Less pining, more changes, fighting, SOMETHING! Society gets passively voted away? Such a let-down when the first two books in the series were full of adventure and danger.
No as there are some series that I have enjoyed all of the books: Hunger Games, Divergent (so far only 2 books).
NO. It ended a good series poorly.
Nearly everything. I didn't hate it but it was a terrible ending to what started out as a good series. When it was over all I could think was "that's it?!" it had so much potential!
It was the same story told over again. It needed a more exciting plot line.
It needed to be cut in half and have a little more action. It became predictable and the amount of poetry used to support the story line became exhausting. There had to be a way to still make the reader realize that poetry was an important part in their lives now that they have the freedom to create it without having verse, after verse of seemingly pointless poetry. It just didn't move the story forward.
I think his performance was great.
There were some great moments, especially with the families. Xander was probably my favorite character and probably the most complex in this trilogy.
probably not. when i sart a series i finish the series, but it wasn't great, so i probably won't get any of her other books.
the ending was ok
Yes, The series was enjoyable and you can't leave a story unfinished, but I wish it was a bit better written.
The last book dragged out, the first two were wonderfully written and even had a couple surprises and twists. The 3rd book did not, it kinda just went through the motions. I did enjoy having all 3 perspectives.
no, I think the story is done
Having 3 different people read the book is way too confusing. I read the first two books on my nook and I loved the story but having to adjust to each narrators voices at each new chapter is annoying. Ky's narrator speaks like he's in a cheesy soap opera