reached, november 2012

If you missed it last week, the cover and title of Book 3 was revealed over at Entertainment Weekly’s website. You can read the full article here.

I LOVE the cover. It is beautiful, and it’s perfect for what happens in the final installment of the story. I also love the title–REACHED–which was my choice from the beginning, but we wanted to make certain that it was the right one before we committed. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but each of the titles (MATCHED, CROSSED, REACHED) have seven letters. And they all end in -ED, obviously. They feel like they fit together very well. The title of REACHED references the Emily Dickinson poem used in CROSSED. And that’s all I’m going to say about that…for now.

A couple of other tidbits–

* 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.

Thank you all for your kind words of support about the book and the cover!




+ comments (89)
  • Blue
    March 6, 2012

    My fifteen-year old daughter’s first comment when I showed her the Reached cover was that the second letters of each of the titles spell ARE. We love the new title and the promise of what the book holds. Can’t wait till 11/13!



  • Lou
    March 6, 2012

    Just finished reading Crossed in a day and thoroughly enjoyed it but wish they didn’t end so unfinished – I can’t wait for reached!
    Matched is my favourite cover, I didn’t think too much to Reached but after reading it’s significance it is growing on me!

    Really can’t wait to see how the story unfolds, I love Cassia and Ky and hope their love keeps them together!



  • Laurie Brooks
    March 6, 2012

    i love both these books and can not wait for number 3 .



  • Libby P.
    March 6, 2012

    Wow, the red is so stunning! This is beautiful Ally!



  • Barmy_Bex
    March 6, 2012

    Looks amazing, I cannot wait for this. :D



  • Beth
    March 6, 2012

    Quite possibly my favorite of your covers :)



  • Tasha Seegmiller
    March 6, 2012

    Well, I just pre-ordered mine from Amazon so when it ships it will come to my house and happiness will ensue. YAY!!!



  • Ashley R.
    March 6, 2012

    Oh, Ally! I FREAKED OUT when I saw the cover! I love it so much! Right now there are tears in my eyes, and on my cheeks I am so happy. I love the cover so much! It is nothing like I imagined, but I love this cover more than my version. I cannot wait for it to come out. November cannot come soon enough. Congratulations, Ally! I am excited for the three points of view. :):):):)



    • Nikki
      March 22, 2012

      This Cover is absolutely AMAZING!!! It goes perfectly with the other covers!!! i’m so excited to read it!!!



  • Teresa BaƱos
    March 6, 2012

    OH MY GOD! I cannot believe my excitement! the cover is just… AHHHH Ally thank you so much for this trilogy! <3



  • Annie
    March 6, 2012

    The model is very beautiful. The dress is amazing. The red is striking. And the story… I can only imagine.



  • Amber
    March 6, 2012

    It is a very beautiful cover. I love how simple it is, yet very elegant and the three covers are very symbolic of the story within (well, I can’t speak for Reached yet since I haven’t, of course, read it. I’m just guessing!) Some covers seem so overwhelming but this is perfect!



  • Liz Brown
    March 7, 2012

    Love the cover! Can’t wait to read it!



  • Lisa Gibson
    March 7, 2012

    Phenomenal cover! Can’t wait to read this. :)



  • becca
    March 7, 2012

    We like it over here on this side of the mountains. Just thought you should know.



  • Mia
    March 8, 2012

    I LOVE all the covers in the Matched series! I so cannot wait to read Reached! :)



  • Jamie
    March 8, 2012

    Well, I just read the first two books in the last few days…and now November seems much, much too far away. Sigh. Can we pull a Devil Wears Prada moment and get me access to an early copy? I was an English teacher in a former life, too…. :)

    p.s. And I do think the cover looks pretty great.



  • Jewel Allen
    March 9, 2012

    Wow, I love the story behind the covers. So clever with a ka-pow factor! And this new one is just amazing with its energy. Congratulations!



  • Cheryl
    March 9, 2012

    OMG! I’ m so excited. I just jumped over to Amazon to preorder it for the kindle. I’m counting down the days…



  • Luc
    March 10, 2012

    Curently reading Crossed and just finished Matched and LOVE them so can not wait for Reached!!! xx



  • The Book Addicted Girl
    March 11, 2012

    It’s so beautiful, and I’m SO pleased Xander will have chapters! That was my one wish after reading Crossed: Xander Chapters!
    Counting down the days now! :D



  • Guneet
    March 11, 2012

    Ally, your books are amazing! I am dieing to reach Crossed but there are so many people waiting to read it at my library! I am sure it will be great! All of the covers are amazing of this series! Reached looks awesome too! Can’t wait! ( Hope it’s not the last book!) :)



  • alayna
    March 12, 2012

    omg i love the cover. i tried to explain the whole meaning of the covers to my friend today…….. she just doesnt get it. i love the 2nd cover the best and i cant wait for the last book to come out.



  • Claudy
    March 13, 2012

    Love it :D



  • Ashley R.
    March 13, 2012

    What’s with PROMISE on Amazon? I haven’t been able to figure it out.



  • Sally Dollop
    March 13, 2012

    OMG!!!! i cant wait to read this book im so excited and the cover is perfect, so many details are even included in the title and cover its amazing i wish i didnt have to wait!!! ugh thats the only part i hate.



  • Julia C.
    March 16, 2012

    I am so excited to read this book! I am a huge fan of the series! Thanks so much for writing them… I couldn’t put Matched and Crossed down. I love the cover… just super bummed that I have to wait until November! Counting down the days!



  • Ashley V
    March 17, 2012

    I wish I didn’t have to wait till November. I just finished Crossed and I’m utterly dying to read Reached. I know you can’t rush perfection! I just hope I won’t lose interest in these book waiting for so long. But the cover looks absolutely beautiful!



  • Morgan
    March 18, 2012

    Ally, I am a HUGE fan of your books! I really love them! Anyway, I am super psyched that there is going to be a new book. Is there going to be any more after “Reached”? I hope so! And, I am also really excited about the movie “Matched” coming out. Do you know when it’s coming out?

    -Morgan, age 11



    • Sally
      March 24, 2012

      there’s gonna be a film?! :O WHEN!?



    • Olivia
      September 15, 2013

      I have heard about the movie, how they are all coming out at about the same time, but there is no date to tell us when, I would really like to know when pl, ally, then we can all hang on till the movies come out and celebrate!! :p but the trailors are on YouTube already!!
      http://youtu.be/Ovn8-Jp3ckM



  • Morgan
    March 18, 2012

    Hey, I have another question. I was reading through the responses, and saw some thing about “Promise” with the cover of Matched. Any ideas what it is????



  • Morgan
    March 18, 2012

    I am so sorry about posting so many things! But, I came up with a few titles for future books of yours:

    Flipped
    Injured
    Elapsed
    Cracked
    Blessed
    Chanced

    Some are better than others. Go to the link bellow to see tons more!

    http://www.scrabblefinder.com/ends-with/ed/#words7

    P.S- I like Chanced and Flipped



    • Tiesha
      March 31, 2012

      I agree Morgan, I like flipped also. I realized that the book covers are the colors of the tablets so I know there won’t be a fourth. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if she did compose a fourth, call it FLIPPED, and design the cover to be BROWN!!! That way instead of representing the tablets, they can represent the FOUR ELEMENTS. EARTH (green), WATER (blue), FIRE (fire), AIR (brown)…I know…i’m reaching. LOL



  • Alex
    March 19, 2012

    OMG I cannot wait for this book to come out November please come faster!!



  • Lisa Hernandez
    March 19, 2012

    I just screamed outload.. so happy.



  • ally
    March 19, 2012

    Guys, Promise is the French version of MATCHED. :) Hope that helps! :)



  • Fayth
    March 20, 2012

    Oh My goodness i cannot wait for reached to come out i just finished Crossed and it was amazing so was the first book and im soo exctied for Reached :)



  • girl
    March 20, 2012

    i hope xander and cassia coem together or indie and xander he needs someone i like him anyways f



    • Emma
      March 30, 2012

      i agree!!! but i think cassia and xander should be together and indie and ky…)



    • matched fans
      April 14, 2012

      you are both stupid! you two are out of your mind! take not of this : cassia and ky, …… xander and indie! You got that because if you dont you are in big trouble!



  • girl
    March 20, 2012

    by the way im a writer 2



    • matched fans
      April 9, 2012

      You are a writer! What kinds of things do you like to write about? I’m a writer too!



  • Jaime
    March 21, 2012

    I love crossed and matched and i cannot wait for 11/13 for reached to be out and to see how this trigology will end:(



  • warnagirl
    March 22, 2012

    I always look forward to cover releases, especially in this trilogy. It looks as beautiful as the other two. Fantastic!



  • Ke
    March 23, 2012

    I love Xander, Cassia was matched with him for a reason. She should be with him no matter what, he is her real love. If he were not she would have let go a long time ago.



  • Autumn
    March 25, 2012

    I love this new cover! I can’t wait to see what happens!!! When I saw there was a third book I was like OMG OMG OMG I have to read it:) !!!!! I realized Matched was green, Crossed was blue, and Reached is red! They are the colors of the tablets is the books:)



  • Jessie07
    March 25, 2012

    I am SO excited to see Xanders POV!



  • Cassia
    March 27, 2012

    i new the cover would be red. when i first got CROSSED my sister and i said at the same time i bet you the cover of the last one is red.also, my favorite covers are the one for MATCHED and CROSSED.



    • Cassia
      March 27, 2012

      oops that’s SUPPOSED to say REACHED



  • Tiana
    March 28, 2012

    A huge fan of the books!!! I love the new cover! However calling it the sequel to Matched seems misleading, since the true sequel would be Crossed. I don’t mind it but a new reader might be confused.



  • Colleen Markham
    March 31, 2012

    Omg. Ky. Xander. I’m so pumped for this next book, I’m even more excited for this than I was for the last book of The Hunger Games and Breaking Dawn….I was a major twi-hard. EEEK! I am also a very huge fan. I like how at first she’s trapped in the ball, then she’s just broken out, and now she’s fully out of this shell that’s held her captive. Hmmmm, omgizzle. EXCITEMENT!



  • Colleen Markham
    March 31, 2012

    WAIT…WAIT!!! OMG I LOVE KY BUT HE’S KIND OF A JERK…BUT IDK…I LOVE XANDER…HE’S SUCH A SWEETIE-PIE…..



    • Terry
      April 10, 2012

      At first I was team Xander because of his sweetness to Cassia by now….. I’m totally team Ky!!!!!!he is such a rebel but his love with Cassia makes me think of a gentle person and not an aberration!!!!!Sorry if this is confusing I can’t really say it right!!!!



    • matched fans
      April 14, 2012

      me and my freind hate you right now! ky is a sweet heart and xander is a jerk!



  • Charity
    March 31, 2012

    I love the books and covers!!!!!!!!!!!! I am just so hopping mad that I have to wait so long!!!! That is after I graduate and I will not be in high school no more to read this book! also the 2nd book ended so RRR! I want to read this Reached RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  • Liz
    April 2, 2012

    I love these books! I love the way you write, Ally! I am super excited because the release date is right around my birthday, so I’m hoping someone will know that I want it. I also was amazed by the way you did the covers! I thought that was really cool and smart. I just absolutely LOVE these books!!!!!!!!!!



  • wackyheartslovefudge
    April 5, 2012

    OMG!! i can’t believe thers a third book i just looooove all the books!!! she wrote!!! :D lol can’t wait!!! :D ;D



  • Sky Duran
    April 5, 2012

    I love it! I made a fanmade collage of the book covers. Hope you get a chance to see it.
    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/558125_10150706145740675_618700674_9352142_231314496_n.jpg



  • Ariana Grgas
    April 6, 2012

    I just finished CROSSED yesterday, and I was pretty bummed that I have to wait until November! I do think that Xander will play a big role in REACHED. I think that many things will change! Would love to know updates on this book!



  • mlt322
    April 7, 2012

    i love the cover and all but what i really want to know is when you think the actule book willl come out. I amreading Crossed and i am almost done I dont want to have to start another book and forget all about the first two books.



    • matched fans
      April 14, 2012

      how could you forget matched and crossed! they are the best books!



    • matched fans
      April 14, 2012

      Ally Condie said that she does not know when Reached is coming out exactly but she thinks that it comes out November 13, 2012.



  • mlt322
    April 7, 2012

    you should really put the idea of making a movie out there! but make sure it follows the books, i just finished reading The Hunger Games books and i was disapionted by the movie, everything was different. If you really want a good Matched movie contact me! :) :)



    • Teresa Quiroz
      April 10, 2012

      Me 2!!!!



    • matched fans
      April 14, 2012

      they have already STARTED TO MAKE THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  • mltisawesome
    April 7, 2012

    you should really put the idea of making a movie out there! but make sure it follows the books, i just finished reading The Hunger Games books and i was disapionted by the movie, everything was different. If you really want a good Matched movie contact me! :) :)



    • matched fans
      April 14, 2012

      would everyone please stop saying contact me to turn matched into a good movie please! it really bugs me and my friend! so PLEASE, PLEASE STOP SAYING IT!!!! it is going to be a really good movie because they have already started to make the movie!!! ok, good.



  • Lizzy
    April 8, 2012

    That cover is sooo awesome!!! I can’t wait!!! I am sooo excited!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D



  • Jhoeny
    April 9, 2012

    I really loved the first two books- it is definitely a story worth reading! I have heard that a lot of loose ends will be “tied” in the last installment, and I am looking forward to seeing what happens to Ky and Cassia.



  • Teresa Quiroz
    April 10, 2012

    I am sooo excited!!!!!!!Finished the first 2 and now I can’t wait til the next one!!!!!!my friend was the one that recommended Matched to me and my mom and I got hooked instantly!!!!!!i really hope they make into movie someday!!!!!if they made the hunger games into a movie and also the twilight series why not Matched!?!



  • sophie
    April 11, 2012

    i love the cover! it is awesome! i cant wait to read it. great job! i loved this series. i fell in love with the characters and its a wonderful book.



  • zoe
    April 11, 2012

    best series ever! love it! i read the whole series. i really want to know when the book comes out exactly. alli condie is an awesome writer and i love her books! keep up the good work! i love it. i cant wait to read it. i hope they make a movie about it. i bet it would be great and number 1! keep writing those book allie! i love them!



  • Kara
    April 11, 2012

    I really want reached to come out soon! I’m almost finished crossed and I dont wanna forget what happens!
    P.S i love how you did the colors os the other book in the bubble of that book! (ex.: crossed has a green and red dot on the bubble cassia is in)



  • sharron
    April 13, 2012

    when will this book come out ? or has it came out yet ?



    • matched fans
      April 14, 2012

      the book comes out in November 13, 2012



  • sharron
    April 13, 2012

    i finished both books and they are good! i’m ready for reached.



  • Hannah5star
    April 13, 2012

    I love the first and the second book . This and the hunger games are my favorite book series and Im just dieng to know what happens to Ky and Cassia .I would love to see a movie of this , and if there is one in the future im so going on opening night !!!!!!!!!!!



  • matched fans
    April 14, 2012

    hey do you guys know that there is going to be a movie!? me and my freind have picked out who we want to play in it! Victoria Justice to play as cassia. Josh Hutcherson to play as ky. Alexander Ludwig to play as xander. Uriah Shelton to play bram. if you don’t know who these people are then look them up! if you agree with us then plaese comment and if you think some ether people are better then leave a comment please!



    • Ashlyn
      April 14, 2012

      couldn’t agree more! :) oh, Alexander Ludwig would indeed fit perfectly!



  • matched fans
    April 14, 2012

    sorry we meant Davis Cleveland to play as bram.



  • Kay101
    April 14, 2012

    So. Gorgeous. These are my favorite book covers ever. The ending of Crossed was brilliant, and it looks like Reached will be just as intriguing. Is Cassia going to be wearing a red gown in one of the scenes? Can’t wait.



  • carissa
    April 18, 2012

    love matched i am reading it right now can not put it down!!!!!! i am at the part where cassia’s grandpa dies



  • Samandtha
    September 10, 2012

    I can not wait til this book comes out I am hooked on this series. I read Crossed in like a day and a half to 2 days. Cant Wait!!



  • Christina
    September 11, 2012

    I really love Matched, and Crossed and i hope Reached will come out soon. Hope there is more books after Reached



  • Harmony
    October 4, 2012

    Oh My Gerl it comes out when I am the hospital. (like everything is) well that is a good then too. : ) And I wish they shown Cassia’s face like on the Crossed cover. she is just so pretty.



  • Abby
    November 13, 2012

    OMG so it will come out today or in a couple of days!!!!!! I here the middle school librarian is getting it and so am i!!!!!!!!



  • joanna
    December 20, 2012

    why is the first one green? dont u get the tablets from blue,green,then red?



    • Kaity
      December 28, 2012

      I think the first one is green cuz she wears a green dress at her banquet




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