Thursday, June 13

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Ally Condie

Penguin
November 13th 2012
Young Adult | Dystopian
Official Blurb - 
After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.

Whoa.

Deep.

Loved the scientific stuff all the virology insight. So fascinating since I was a science major in college.

Never really understood who the Society was. They always seem to be this unidentifiable entity. Be afraid of the bogeyman sort of scenario. Since they are so elusive the ending wasn't surprising. All the lines are blurred and the future is uncertain.

The biggest drawback for this final book was the middle. At first I was struggling to remember the characters and what had previously occurred in the other two books. Once I felt I had a decent grasp on that nothing much happened. I got bored. It was a struggle to match this third book to the other two. I remember the other two being page turners. Characters that were amazing. But for the longest time these characters just went to work ate and slept. Nothing happened. Dull and boring. Even when the plague mutated I felt too sleepy to really see the import of it. Until suddenly it was of dire importance to find a cure.

A world where no one trusts anyone even their own memory. Barely any knowledge to be had. And nothing is happening. The Rising seems like an elaborate hoax. Something out of the Matrix just to keep the people in line.

Poor Ky really does have the brunt end of the stick. At least he gets one good thing out of all his suffering.

Xander is something else. He is the energizer bunny of hope and belief. He just keeps going when all others have given up. Well that is until he finds his breaking point as well. Yikes.

There wasn't as much action as you would hope for in a final. Everything is fought on a microscopic level. Instead of fighting the big bad guy people are just hoping to live to see another day. The ending was far more deep than I expected. Cassia really waxes poetic and wise. Still even though it wasn't what I hoped for or expected it worked out to be a good read.

Content:
Violence: Heavy

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like it was at least a satisfying conclusion even if flawed.

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  2. I thought this one was deep, too. I love your description of Xander as the energizer bunny of hope. He totally is! Nice review :)

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