May 4, 2014

[Review] Crossed by Ally Condie @penguinusa @allycondie

Title: Crossed (Matched #2)
Author: Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Children's
Genre: YA, Dystopia, Fantasy
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Source: Purchased

From Goodreads:
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 to me, was a little bit better than the first book, Matched. This picked up where it left off and didn't leave the reader hanging trying to figure out what has happened and feeling lost and confused.

This one is mainly about Cassia and Ky trying to find their way back to each other. While Ky doesn't know Cassia is pretty much going above and beyond and stops at nothing to find him. Ky is digging trenches and holes to bury the dead and secretly planning a way to get back to Cassia in the Society.

Cassia and Ky are so much more determined in this book. They are more headstrong and they don't give up easily to fight for what is theirs, or what they believe is theirs. There are also some pretty great supporting characters in this one. I enjoyed Vick, he was a bit secretive, but he seemed to have been a great friend to Ky. There was also Indie, very determined and a bit untrusting, but in the end turned out to be pretty decent. And we can't forget Eli, he seemed like a sweet kid and easily took up the role of a follower. He followed Ky and really looked up to him, something like a brother.

The first book was about two people finding each other in a Society that didn't “match” them. This second book is about those same two people finding each other again and locating, what Cassia believes, is a better cause. I can't wait to see what the third book, Reached, is about and to find out the conclusion of the story.

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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The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Looks interesting! Maybe I'll check out the first one.

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