"No story lives on unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen. Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home." -- J.K. Rowling

Person: "What are you suppose to be?"
Me: *Points to ears* "I'm a dragon, duh!"

Please Don't Go, I'll Eat You Up I Love You So....

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ally Condie's MATCHED Series REACHED Cover and Interview!!!

Without a doubt, the best cover of the series!!


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.




  1. Tag!! You're it!!!! Hop over to my post if you'd like to play! -Burgandy Ice

    Isn't this cover perfect?! I love it. I just saw it yesterday with some tweeting.. very exciting! :-)

  2. I wasn't wowed by Matched like I wanted to be and I haven't read Crossed yet, but this is my favorite cover simply because it's red.

    Coincidentally, I tagged you too...hope it's not too much!! If you get the chance, stop by and see it. If you decide to answer let me know :)

  3. I'm almost finished Crossed and i really want Reached ro come out sooner than November!! I loved the series soooooo much! Thank you Ally Condie!

  4. Please give us the first two chapters of Reached! I started reading Matched and couldn't stop(it took 3 days) then started reading Crossed (it took 1 day) no i can't wait for Reached my insides are killing my brain with questions! please give us the first two chapters!