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Author: Ally Condie, Jack Riccobono Narrator: Kate Simses, Jack Riccobono Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Matched Series Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781101538357
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The highly anticipated second book in the New York Times bestselling Matched trilogy!
 
Perfect for fans of 1984, Brave New World, Black Mirror, and The Handmaid’s Tale.

Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken by Society to his certain death--only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons.  On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life . . . and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game.  On the edge of Society, nothing is as expected, and crosses and double crosses make Cassia's path more twisted than ever.

Look for the epic series finale, REACHED! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Cassia and Ky grapple with secrets, wilderness and the tumultuous meanings of love in the second installment of this addictive, layered dystopic trilogy… Although two-boys-one-girl triangles run rife in this genre, Condie’s is complicated and particularly human, involving real emotional scars… Both rich and easy to digest, this will leave fans hungry for the third book. Kirkus, starred review
  • Told in alternating chapters from their points of view, the book gives readers full access to the hearts and minds of two memorable characters. Their needs, love, and internal conflicts are palpable. Their voices are distinct and authentic, and the writing is often poetic. School Library Journal
  • “Superb.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • This is more than just a placeholder between the first and last parts of a trilogy… Condie effectively sets the stage for the final chapter in Cassia’s story by leaving the reader hanging at the end of the book. Matched fans will devour this book and be eager for the concluding one. VOYA
  • …vivid, poetic writing… Condie immerses readers in her characters’ yearnings and hopes. Publishers Weekly
  • “Intriguing.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “This is more than just a placeholder between the first and last parts of a trilogy. The use of alternating voices...is very effective...Condie effectively sets the stage for the final chapter in Cassia’s story by leaving the reader hanging at the end of the book. Matched fans will devour this book and be eager for the concluding one.”

    VOYA

  • “Vivid imagery...Steady plot development sweeps readers along in this satisfying adventure, which convincingly establishes conflicts for the trilogy’s final volume.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Vivid, poetic writing...Condie immerses readers in her characters’ yearnings and hopes.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Although two-boys-one-girl triangles run rife in this genre, Condie’s is complicated and particularly human, involving real emotional scars...Both rich and easy to digest, this will leave fans hungry for the third book.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Cassia, Ky, and Xander are back in this eagerly awaited sequel to Matched, joined by new friends and facing new obstacles...Told in alternating chapters from their points of view, the book gives readers full access to the hearts and minds of two memorable characters. Their needs, love, and internal conflicts are palpable. Their voices are distinct and authentic, and the writing is often poetic.”

    School Library Journal

  • A Kids’ Indie Next List selection
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ami | 2/15/2014

    " Really good book. I loved how the perspective changed between the characters. It was fun to read the book from their perspectives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/14/2014

    " Better than the first one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 2/12/2014

    " I didn't like this as much as the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/12/2014

    " I was exhausted reading this book. There were a couple twists I wasn't expecting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diana | 1/29/2014

    " This book disappointed me. The place is good, but the characters are so sappy! "Oh, I love him, but i love him too, oh i don't know what to do." That's basically what the book is about.... Lets just say that Allie Condie is a great author, but this book totally ruined the first one! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chase | 1/24/2014

    " Alternate title: The Giver's Twilight Games. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danyel | 1/20/2014

    " I enjoyed the books but I feel the author is painstakingly slow at revealing the stakes of the uprising and who the 'enemy' is! That being said, this novel was more interesting than the first book and less nauseating of a love story, but it is no hunger games! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/19/2014

    " A great sequel to Matched. I did enjoy Matched a bit more then Crossed, but as things kept moving along and more information came out about the main characters I was intrigued and couldn't put the book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tameka | 1/15/2014

    " Not as good as some dystopian YA I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nova | 1/14/2014

    " This was very confusing with two narrators. I kept forgetting who was telling the story. I feel like the author was done writing and just stopped the book before it really was over. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amie | 1/3/2014

    " I wish this had been a couple of chapters in a book rather than its own book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan | 12/30/2013

    " Not as good as the first but I liked where the story went "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shona | 12/17/2013

    " This book was better than the 1st in the trilogy "Matched." I felt it was a bit slow, with not much action. I just kept waiting for something to happen. I loved the Hunger Games, but did not care for this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 12/13/2013

    " I liked this book better than the first one. I think the more i read them, the more I like them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/20/2013

    " This book was a very good book. It was the 2nd book in the series and I enjoyed reading it. Cassie is searching for Ky and they finally meet but them they get separated again. The emotion and everything they were feeling was strong. I can't wait to read the last book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shay | 11/12/2013

    " Definitely better than matched as the pace wasn't as slow :)) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison | 4/28/2013

    " I loved this book. I think the romance mixed with the action packed thriller that keeps you locked in is the best kind of book you can find. Boys shouldn't not read it because of the girl on the cover they would like it just as much as I did. I recommend it to you if you like action or romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 4/25/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this one as much as Matched. I thought the beginning was pretty good (some interesting dramatic irony), but the book started to drag pretty quickly. Too much poetry and introspection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dacia | 3/2/2013

    " I definitely liked this one better than Crossed.....but I'm feeling like I was unnecessarily left hanging. I guess we'll see what book 3 brings. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 10/27/2012

    " Very exciting almost race to the next book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bri | 6/28/2012

    " i love how Cassia is slowly finding herself and breaking free. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 1/15/2012

    " This series of books was almost exactly like the Hunger Games Series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 12/7/2011

    " just have the last one to read... "

About the Author

Ally Condie is the author of the Matched trilogy, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller. Matched was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten as well as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010. She is a former high school English teacher who lives with her family outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.

About the Narrators

Kate Simses is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a film and television actresss best known for her roles in Confessions of a Shopaholic, Puccini for Beginners, and What’s Your Number?

Jack Riccobono is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.