ARC Review ~ Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed (Matched, #2)Title: Crossed
Author: Ally Condie
Series: Matched #2
Genre: YA/Dystopia
Format: ARC from ATWT
Release Date: November 1, 2011

Rating:

Synopsis:

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.

Review:

I thought that this book was really pretty good.  Though I think in a few places Crossed dragged on a little bit.  Nothing to terrible, just enough to keep it from getting a 5 star rating.

I think that as this series progresses Cassia just keeps getting stronger.  Though I have to admit that there wasn’t much in the way of the “love triangle” in this book, meaning there wasn’t many Xander sightings in this book.  I’m hoping he has a greater presence in book 3. The book is narrated by Cassia and Ky in alternating chapters.  I did enjoy learning more about Ky.

Overall, I was really impressed with Crossed.  The world that has been built-in these pages are beautifully described.  I also really liked how the narration flows with such fluidity that I couldn’t help but keep reading.  I think that Crossed is a really good follow-up to Matched and I can hardly wait to see how this series ends!

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