The third installment in Ally Condie's Matched trilogy, Reached follows Cassia Reyes, Xander Carrow, and Ky Markham as they fight for their right to choose in the dystopian Society turned fallible Rising turned medical nightmare. The story is told equally through the protagonists' three perspectives as they experience the plot through three different minds and often in different places.
Condie wrote Reached in less than a year, as she did with its two prequels, and published it on November 13, 2012 to primarily positive reviews. Kirkus Review praised the book, saying it was a "breathless finale." Publishers Weekly also had good things to say, writing that fans of the series will be "satisfied with the fates of their favorites." Reached's first print run was 500,000 copies.