The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times Bestselling Matched Trilogy!
Perfect for fans of 1984, Brave New World, Black Mirror, and The Handmaid’s Tale.
Cassia’s journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect façade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter.
The wait is over.
One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most—family, love, choice. Her revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion. As an incurable plague sweeps through the Society, Cassia races to save both the lives and freedom of those she loves. With exquisite prose, the emotionally gripping conclusion to the international–bestselling Matched trilogy returns Cassia, Ky, and Xander to the Society to save the one thing they have been denied for so long, the power to choose.
As the finale to Condie's Matched trilogy opens, Cassia, Ky, and Xander are separated, working as subversive agents of the Rising rebellion and awaiting their chance to take down the dictatorial Society. Condie doesn't waste time getting to the action: the long-awaited Rising begins in the early chapters, and its ramifications and complications unfold at a steady pace. As a deliberately introduced plague exceeds the Society's resources, the Rising steps in with a cure and tries to prove itself the better choice for the people. Events start to spin out of control as the plague mutates, and it will take extraordinary measures by the reunited trio to bring the story to its unexpected conclusion. Condie continues to draw readers in to her vivid broken world, adding rich color to the story through the interplay between characters and small but important moments. Unpredictable twists and revelations yes, that includes a happy resolution to the trilogy's romantic triangle will leave readers satisfied with the fates of their favorites. Ages 12 up.
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I bought this book at chapters, and it is a really large book, but I think it was really worth the read. I liked it better than crossed which I really liked, but I think that Matched might have been a tad bit better. Eventhough its long, I think that it wouldn't really make sense if they shortened it. Xander's POV, did get kind of annoying, but the amazing poetry covered for that. I do love the creativity in these books!
it was interesting and had somewhat unpredictable endings that caught my attention and loads of emotion. Its sad to see it over because I still want to know who they pick as a leader and how life ends up because there is still a possibilty that the Society starts up again and its the same as before.
some conclusions I do not completely agree with, and I think that it should have included a little more action instead of just finding a cure for the plague.
I think that if you like poetry, the first two books, romance, and don't mind reading a 500 plus size book, you should be fine and buy it
If you just want to see how it ends, I suggest borrowing it from the library, because you won't enjoy it as much or just asking a friend who may have read it.
Not as good as the first two. It felt long but yet had to see how it ended. I wish I had gotten it from the library instead.