Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie
Genre: Young Adult (Dystopian)Date Published: March 12, 2013
The Blurb:The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy.
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.
Crossed is the second book in the Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie. Matched left me thinking things were going to really get going in this book, but while reading Crossed, I kept waiting and waiting for something to happen. It just never did. I was pretty disappointed. I really hate to say that, but it didn't keep my attention. There was a lot of traveling, a lot of mental monologues, and a lot of poetry, but not much else. Cassia and Ky are apart through most of the book, but we are given both of their perspectives. There is a rebellion group, and I thought we'd find out more about them, but there just wasn't enough to give me a solid opinion one way or another. My impression so far is that the rebellion is not much better than the Society. For such a long book, we were given surprisingly little information which was very frustrating. Lastly, the love triangle was almost non-existent, which is not a bad thing, but it might be coming back in the picture with the next book. Will I read the next book? I'm kind of curious as to how it will all ultimately end, but sadly Crossed didn't give me much reason to want to read it.
Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband, three sons and one daughter outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.
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