Cassia and Ky are part of the Rising, but they’re stationed in different cities. And Xander … well, he’s a physic (like a medic) with a secret. As the Rising finally takes shape and a vicious Plague starts spreading throughout the Society, Cassia, Ky, and Xander have to find ways to fulfill their responsibilities to the Rising, and to find the people they love before time runs out. The Pilot wants their help finding a new cure for the Plague, but can they do it? And is the Rising really all it’s cracked up to be?
Trilogies are so popular in young adult fiction right now, but to me, the second and third books can either get better or worse as the series goes along. I thought Matched was okay, and Crossed was interesting, but kind of slow. Reached, in my opinion, is better than the first two. The author continues to wind poetry throughout the book, which adds a dimension that you don’t find in other dystopian trilogies. And I liked that the series didn’t end the way I thought it would. If you’ve read the first two books, I recommend giving Reached a chance — it’s pretty interesting to see how the author intertwines the fates of Cassia, Ky, and Xander. A few characters from Crossed make an appearance, too.
Rating: Mild. Ky swears mildly a few times (because he’s a rebel, of course), and there are couple of kissing scenes that aren’t very descriptive.