Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Book Release: Reached by Ally Condie


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. 


From allysoncondie.com:

* 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.

9 comments:

  1. I haven't started this series yet, but have heard good things about it.

    Safari Poet

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  2. Hi Petra! It's about this dystopian society that controls marriages and deaths. It's an interesting concept but the story felt flat to me. You might like it though. :)

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  3. I got an ARC of Crossed last year, so I read Matched, and I was really unimpressed with it; I haven't even gotten around to reading Crossed. But it seemed like everyone adored the book, so I'm glad to know someone else didn't.

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    1. At first, I felt kind of bad because I didn't like Matched. All my friends were gushing about it. But I learned to accept that not all books will please every reader out there!

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  4. I should tart on this series soon. Kinda curious.

    PS I'm your new follower

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  5. Hi Lisa! Thanks for following. Do you have a blog? I would like to check it out as well.

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  6. Thanks for the invite on your blog! I love it, I have a book blog as well http://bookreviewclub.blogspot.com come and check out my giveaway this week.

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    1. Following back, Krista! Thank you.

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  7. I enjoyed Matched and Crossed so I am also looking forward to Reached, I found we weren't given enough in Crossed so this better be good!

    Marlene Detierro (San Antonio Local SEO)

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