Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie
This is a young adult dystopian novel
(Three HEA Hearts)
(Three HEA Hearts)
Honestly, this book made the D in Dystopian equal Depressing. But not just this author. It’s seems to be a common theme in this genre.
This book was really boring. And I can’t give my feelings on this one in a spoil free review. So be warned.
This book is told in three POVs. And there is good reason for this. Mostly because they are all apart from each other a good portion of the book. A few times they pass like ships in the night, but with no real substance. And I found Xander and Ky’s POvs during this time somewhat interesting. I found Cassia’s POV irrelevant.
For the first half of the book we learn nothing really with the exception of a few discoveries with Xander. And then Ky’s POV, he’s developing a relationship with Indie (sorry, I listened, I don’t know the exact spelling of her name if that’s wrong). And honestly even by the end of the book, I’m not quite sure he wouldn’t have chosen her over Cassia if she’d lived.
And then the one HEA with Cassia leaves one of the guys empty. Yes, he gets his HEA too, but it felt forced.
Anyway, the real action didn’t start until all three finally get back together in the last 30 or 40% of the book, only for one of them to be taken out of the story. I don’t know. The story either dragged, was depressing, or overall boring. I almost felt like I would have been better off reading the spoilers. I probably would have been fine.
Overall, eh, it was barely okay. If you are a fan, go ahead and see this thing to the end. Otherwise, I can’t really recommend this as a whole. There is a great potential and interesting idea for a story. I just don’t think it was executed as well as it could have been. But I’m just one person.
Read by Kate Simses, Jack Riccobono and Matt Burnes. The book is in three POVs and they choose to have three narrators. They all did a good job. The one thing, the two guys sounded similar. So sometimes it wasn’t clear at first which POV I was getting.
If I had to choose a book boyfriend, it would be Xander but I’ll give you Ky too.
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