ReachedBook - 2012
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violet_butterfly_4961 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over
violet_jellyfish_206 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
violet_swan_186 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 13
olive_dove_21 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 23
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…Even though all cannot be as everyone would wish, there is satisfaction in knowing that something good and right and true was part of you. That you had the blessing, gift, good fortune, perfect luck, to know someone like this, to pass through fire and water and stone and sky together and emerge, all of you, strong enough to hold on, strong enough to let go.
- Page 511-512, from Cassia's perspective
Not in the water anymore
where is Indie
tiny lights come in and out of the darkness.
I hear Cassia's voice.
She's been waiting in the stars for me.
- Page 412, from Ky's perspective
Cassia wants me to know that she loves me.
The pain wants to eat me away.
I wish I could have one without the other, but that's the problem with being alive.
You don't usually get to choose the measure of suffering or the degree of joy you have.
I don't deserve either her love or this illness.
That's a stupid thought. Things happen whether you deserve them or not.
- Page 330, from Ky's perspective
I remember what Anna called the three of us. The Pilot. The Poet. The Physic. They are in all of us. I believe this. That every person might have a way to fly, a line of poetry to put down for others to see, a hand to heal.
"I love you, and I always will, but things can't hold like this....Because we've done too much waiting in our lives, Xander. Don't wait for me anymore."
If you let hope inside, it takes you over. It feeds on your insides and uses your bones to climb and grow. Eventually it becomes the thing that is your bones, that holds you together. Holds you up until you don't know how to live without it anymore. To pull it out of you would kill you entirely.
"You cannot change your journey if you are unwilling to move at all." pg. 232
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In search of a better life, Cassia joins a widespread rebellion against the Society where she is tasked with finding a cure to the threat of survival and must choose between Xander and Ky.
After leaving Society and desperately searching for 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 has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.
In this gripping conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched Trilogy, Cassia will reconcile the difficulties of challenging a life too confining, seeking a freedom she never dreamed possible, and honoring a love she cannot live without.