Friday, March 2, 2012

Reached Cover Reveal

Ack! That's the new cover for the LAST book in the Matched trilogy. The title is Reached and I love how in book one, Cassia was trapped in the bubble, she was breaking out in Crossed, and in Reached, she's standing up. I also like how each of the cover stands for one of the pills. There was also a little question portion that came with the cover reveal:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: There was a huge, huge bomb dropped about Xander in Crossed. Any chance at redemption in the final book?
ALLY CONDIE: Absolutely. There is always a chance at redemption until the last page…and sometimes even after that!

Whose point of view will we be getting this time? Are you switching it up again?
I am switching it up again, because it’s time for Xander to get to share his story as well. So there are three points of view — Cassia’s, Ky’s, and Xander’s — telling this final installment of the trilogy.

There are still so many mysteries about the Society and the Rising. Will all our questions be answered?
Many of the biggest questions will be answered in this book — but I don’t dare say that they ALL will. But you will certainly find out more about the state of the Society, and what the Rising really is, and what that means for the main characters.

What did it feel like to put a period on the trilogy?
It was both wonderful and a bit sad. Sad because I’m finished with the story for now, and because I will miss these characters and this world. But it also felt very good to write scenes that I’ve pictured writing for several years now (since I began Matched) and to see Cassia, Ky, and Xander all the way through to the finish.

What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on the final revisions for this final book. But I also have an idea for another novel to begin after I’m finished with revisions. I’m very excited about the concept and the world and characters. It will be fun to explore something and somewhere new!

Any updates on the movie adaptation?
We are hoping to see a screenplay soon. I can’t wait!

Will you ever return to writing about the Society?
Right now I’m excited about my new idea (and several others), but I would never say never! Cassia, Ky, and Xander’s stories do feel finished to me–not that other things can’t happen to them, but those stories will play out off the page and in the readers’ minds. The books belong to them now.

Eek! I have to read Reached! Grr, why won't it come out now? Well, that's all for this blog post, but I have a feeling another one of my overdue rants on nothing will be coming up soon. ;) 

PS—go here to see the official site where it was revealed.


  1. I'm nearing the end of Crossed now. I like the cover of this one, it's a great shade of red, really grabs you.

    I'm glad that this book is sticking to three though, as much as I really enjoy them, I don't want it to be dragged out for too long.


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