Author: Ally Condie
Series: Matched #2
Format: ARC from ATWT
Release Date: November 1, 2011
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.
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!