Friday, December 23, 2011

Review: Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed (Matched, #2)Crossed
by Ally Condie

Summary: 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.

Review: Crossed is the sequel to Ally Condie's debut novel,  Matched.  While I was not the biggest fan of Matched, I did think that it set up a new exciting dystopian world with an opportunity for a great sequel. Well, Crossed was that great sequel that Matched led up too. Since the world had been set up and explained in the first novel, Ally Condie was able to go right into the action and suspense of Crossed. 

Crossed also had an extra point of view that Matched didn't have. Ky's. I love Ky, he is a great character and I loved getting to see inside his head for just a bit. It also added to the suspense. You would see were Ky was and what he was doing then in Cassia's point of view you would see how close they are, yet they just couldn't find each other. Cassia has the hardest decision to make, between the two greatest guys in the world Ky and Xander. I wouldn't be able to pick. 

In my opinion, Crossed was a huge improvement to Matched, Ally Condie went above and beyond with it. Now i'm officially on board with this series. I'm -no so patiently- waiting for the next installment. 

1 comment:

  1. Ooo, very good to know. Some reviews we've read have found Crossed too uneventful, so we're glad to know you think it's an improvement. We enjoyed Matched and have high hopes for the rest of the series. Thanks!


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