Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Crossed by Ally Condie Review

Publication Date: November 1, 2011
Dutton Children's 
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 367 pages
Source: Bought
Series: Matched Trilogy #2


In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake. Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

I really wanted to like this book. I really did but I just can’t. I’m honestly sad and a little disappointed. It wasn’t as good as the first book. The ending was a total let down.

Crossed is told in to POVs, Cassia and Ky. It wasn’t the writing that bothered me, it was the story that did. Ally Condie has a poetic writing style, which is fine by me, but it was how she put the plot and story together.

Crossed was very slow paced. Nothing big happened really. There was obstacles the main characters faced but no action packed, kick ass parts. There were new characters, Indie, Vick, and Eli. Indie’s with Cassia and Vick and Eli’s with Ky.

So Ky and Cassia are trying to find each other in the Outer Provinces because of the events that happened in Matched. That’s it for the first half of the book.

Instead of getting answers, we are left disappointed with the same questions. Basically nothing happened in this book. Literally, like the ending didn’t even matter because it was just like Matched. I will be reading Reached to see how this will end. 


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