by Allie Condie
Series: Matched #3
Published by Penguin Release date : November 13 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Source: Library | Format: Hardcover
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After leaving Society to desperately seek 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 is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.
Oy. I did it again y’all. I have added yet another book to my “disappoints list”. There is so much I disliked about this book, it’s unreal. I could go on and on and on. Rest assured, I am going to try and keep this as short and as classy as I can.
To start; I was wholly confused for the first 1/3 of the book. Admittedly, this is all me; since it has been awhile since I’ve read Crossed and I didn’t re read it to re familiarize myself with the characters and world. I forgot about quite a few characters and about a few key things that had happened. It took me longer than I’d care to admit to say “oooh yeeeeah” and get with the program.
All my discombobulation set aside; the book was just plain boring. For over 300 pages I was anxiously waiting for something to just HAPPEN. What little happened, happened so suddenly and lacked depth or explanation, I could have sworn pages were missing. The whole plot was anticlimactic. Rebellion? WHAT rebellion? There were terms, people and places thrown in without any follow-up. What’s the point in that?
As for the characters; aside from the few I FORGOT, there isn’t too much to add. Cassia and Ky, TO ME, are exactly the same as the other two novels. Can we get some character growth? I mean, c’mon. I wasn’t a fan of the added POV either. It’s just odd to have two novels without his voice, to add it here. Add insult to injury, his voice is NO different from Cassia’s and Ky’s.
On a good note~ I did like the medical terminology.
Overall~ I loathed this book. Very disappointed with how this series has ended.
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