Let me be honest here, I'm not exactly a fan of Ally Condie. But I'm sure her fab fans will be ecstatic to hear about her upcoming book release, Reached!
It's great that Condie's people actually put some thought into creating the series' cover. I applaud the symbolism there! See? I can be open-minded. Dutton Children's Books (publisher), said that this will be released on November 2012.
|According to Ally Condie herself, there won't be any ARCs for this book.|
* People have asked if we planned to do the three books the colors of the three tablets. YES. That was the designer’s brilliant idea from the very beginning, with the first cover of MATCHED. We’ve always known this cover would be red. The green tablet was important in MATCHED, the blue tablet was the focus in CROSSED, and the red tablet will be center stage in REACHED.
*You’ve also likely noticed that the second letter of each title is slightly skewed (the A in MATCHED is missing the line across the middle, the R in CROSSED is backwards). In this title, the E is missing one of its lines–but the three lines in the middle are there, and they are all equal. This has symbolic meaning for the three main characters/voices in the story–Cassia, Ky, and now Xander.
*People have been asking about the November 13 release date showing up on Amazon. While I know that we plan to release in November sometime, my publisher has not told me the date yet. So as far as I know, that’s not official. But if I do get confirmation on a release date, I will be sure to keep you posted.
*The model on the cover of REACHED is the same model on the covers of the other two books, and she is also the photographer! All three books have been self-portraits. I’ve posted about her before, but her name is Samantha Aide and she is extremely lovely and talented (obviously)!
For more information and updates, please visit the author's website.