Reached, the end of the Matched series.

So its been a couple of months since I've read Reached but I figure I can still write my thoughts about this novel...
If you don't want to read what I have to say, I suggest you do not click on the link below..ill mainly be talking about the ending..and the development of...a certain substance that just bothered me and didn't satisfy me at all...

I really enjoyed the first  two books of this series. I was drawn into this society where everything is pretty muche figured out for you and you are assigned basically a person to spend the rest of your life with, assigned to your job, basically assigned to you future.

The protagonist, Cassia, grew into a strong character and  I really enjoyed her relationship and development with Ky, especially as they grew closer and closer in the second book..and I lowkey felt bad for Xander...Cassia's original match.

Now, for the third book. I felt like it wasn't given as much effort as the first 2 books. The development of the substance, the Plague was confusing and was not what I thought would be the trigger to change the Society. I, for some reason, thought it would be something more supernatural? I don't know, I just don't like how it was presented. If you've read the Legend series, there is a plague in that seires as well, but it made more sense in that story than this one. I feel like for Reached, it could have been explained more, as well as the need for people to want the blood vials of dead relatives. I feel like the plague situation wasn't as exposed as it could have been.

I was also a little disappointed in the character development. I wanted to see more interaction between Cassia and Ky...maybe since I'm a sucker for romance too, but a little more wouldn't have hurt. I also wish there was more discussion about the Outer Provinces, the Carving, etc.

Even though this series is over, I wish there was more. Or perhaps another short book or something to explain the split in the current world, like how the hierarchy of the Society works and how the development of the immunity to the plague came to be to the people in the Outer Provinces and least have it more detail since I felt it was vague.

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