Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

One of the first dystopian YA novels that I read post Hunger Games when I was craving for more was Matched by Ally Condie. Needless to say, I stuck around for the second book and am excited about the conclusion to the trilogy!

Goodreads Book Description:
Reached (Matched, #3)Cassia faces the ultimate choices in the long-anticipated conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy

After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising—and each other—Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.

In this gripping conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without

Why I am excited:  Cassia is a great protagonist and the world that Condie creates is fascinating-- and scarily, I can see how it might be a better world in some ways than ours (without all the killing of old people and such). It reminds me in bits of The Giver by Lois Lowry, one of the great dystopians.

Why I am worried: I never seem to be on the right side of love triangles. I've never really wanted her to be with Ky, although I can see the appeal. Xander, the boy she was originally matched with, seems like much the better catch (totally rooting for him). This society must be on to something-- I bet a lot of heartbreak could be avoided if people were matched in this way :-)

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  1. I haven't started this series yet but have been meaning to for a long time.Great pick and thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I've been stuck on the first book of this series for a while. I don't think I'll make it to "Reached", but I hope you enjoy it. And I often also find myself rooting for the wrong side of the triangle. *sigh*

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  3. I have read the first two books in the series. I'll read this one once it's released.

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  4. Oh man, I'm so far behind on my reading. I still have to read the first two in this series (and I even have them already). Glad to hear it's good and worth reading.

  5. OOh nice! I never did read this series, I am real picky with my dystopians!

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  6. Great pick! I can't wait to read this one either. I absolutely love this series... I don't want it to end!

  7. Oh man, awesome pick. I LOVE that series and can't wait to see how it ends. Though I have to say I have been a big Ky supporter from the start.

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  8. I have Crossed and I have yet to read! I really liked Matched a lot.

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  9. I still haven't read Matched yet but I might need to give it a try soon, with the last book being released and all! Just once I'd like to have a whole series in my possession and read them all contentiously instead of having to wait for sequels!!!

  10. Great WOW. I am awaiting this one also!


  11. Great pick! I really like this series and I can't wait to find out what will happen in the next book. Love the cover for this one too!

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    1. Hups, that was a mistake :D
      What I wanted to say:
      A great pick, the first one Matched will be in my mail in a few days and I can't wait to finally find out how good this series really is :D

      You have a lovely book, I'm following you back now :)

  13. I've not read Matched, but I'm considering giving it a try. What a pretty cover!

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  14. I haven't started this series yet. I'll have to read the first one and see if I like it enough to continue the series. Thanks for sharing.