Saturday, April 14, 2012

Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed by Ally Condie

Released: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Dutton
Series: Matched, Book 2

Preceded By: Matched
Followed By: Reached
Page Amount: 367, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Cassia & Ky)
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=87/100  B

Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken by the Society to his sure death--only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of a rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices every thing to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again.
Narrated from both Cassia's and Ky's point of view, this hotly anticipated sequel to Matched will take them both to the edge of Society, where nothing is as expected and crosses and double crosses make their path more twisted than ever.

I looked forward to reading this book since the day I finished Matched. Because of that, I was left a little unsatisfied. Just like Matched was, important events happened, but the entire book seemed uneventful. There were never any wow moments that really impressed me. Te plot seemed a little weak to me. I can't even really tell you what this book is about because It's about so many little things that don't amount to much in this installment. Despite its slow pace and lack of ultimate issue, this book did provide some enjoyment. 

The characters in Crossed were more intriguing than they were in Matched. Ky and Cassia's romance was more developed and present in this book, which I loved.  In this book, I really was able to connect with both Cassia and Ky's feelings. I know have a greater respect for Ky and Cassia alike. I do wish Cassia showed her strength more and wasn't so oblivious in this book. There were also some new characters that I was also able to easily connect to and enjoy. Also, Xander has a secret, which was both mysterious and intriguing.           

The ending was pretty good. It was kind of surprising but not jaw-dropping. I liked that way it turned out, but I particularly didn't enjoy Ky being there because he initially didn't want to be there. I'm really not sure how I feel about the ending because it seemed kind  of strange how everyone is going different places. All in all, I enjoyed this book. There were some things I did not like, but it did have it's bright spots. I'm just hoping to find out more about the Society in the next book.

My Favorite Part: Probably getting to read from Ky's point of view.  

Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's a good sequel to Matched.
Will I be reading the next book? Yep, there's something about this series that sparks my interest. (probably the gorgeous covers.)

Thanks for reading! Did you like this book? Did you prefer this book or Matched? Comment and let me know! 

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Review by Macy ♥

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read this one, but I'm rather hesitant because everybody has the same problems you did. I did liked Matched, though, and I love the covers, but I don't know. It's sad that the sequel can't live up to the first book.

    Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews.


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