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Waiting on Wednesday: Reached by Ally Condie

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Reached by Ally Condie

Expected Release Date: November 13, 2012

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.

(summary via Goodreads)

Despite my fairly serious reservations with the second novel in Condie’s high-profile dystopian trilogy, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to the final novel.  Even though I thought the second novel dragged way too much in an attempt to draw out a story that could have been told over the course of one novel, I have to see how Cassia’s story ends.  I’m fairly certain I know how it’ll go, but there’s something about finding out that you’re right (it’s not a moral victory, though–more like a smug victory?) that’s so incredibly satisfying, even if the conclusion to a popular trilogy is not particularly so.

Here’s to hoping that this one is fast-paced, not as drippily romantic, and features way more Xander.

What are you waiting on this week?


8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Reached by Ally Condie

    1. I thought the first book was much stronger than the second, which was actually pretty boring. However, I have to finish the trilogy. I just have to.

  1. I feel the same way… I really liked the first book A LOT, then barely made it through book 2. Still, I’m waiting on the third book because I still want to see how this ends and I have hope that the series overall will be more good than bad.

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