Saturday, 3 December 2011

Review: Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie
Published by Razorbill 2011

Rules are different outside the Society.

Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky-taken by the Society to his certain death-only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again.

Narrated from both Cassia's and Ky's points of view, this hotly anticipated sequel to Matched will take them both to the edge of Society, where nothing is as expected and crosses and double crosses make their path more twisted than ever...

I absolutely loved Matched and I pretty jumped up and down in glee when I bought my copy. I had read a lot of negative reviews on Crossed and how disappointing everyone thought it was but I took a chance with it and to be honest, I don't know what all these people are talking about. 

This time, we get to see the story from both Cassia's and Ky's point of view. I was deeply intrigued by this new factor and I couldn't wait to read more about Ky's mysterious persona. And Ally Condie did certainly not  disappoint. The writing was unbelievably beautiful as always and a change of scenery from Society to the Outer Provinces didn't change that. I loved Cassia's determination to find Ky and what it ultimately results in, but most of all, their love for each other and how they always thought of one another throughout the course of the book. I also loved the new cast within this book, filled with intriguing characters that come with questions of their own. The role Xander played in this book was intriguing, mysterious and confusing. But I think it all tied together eventually and I'm interested in what happens next concerning Cassia and Xander. I agree with the people who said that Cassia and Ky's POVs sometimes sound the same. I sometimes momentarily forget who I was reading and had to turn back but this only happened a few times. This book was all about journeying and searching; the lengths people would go to find something. Things do happen in this book; other reviewers said this book was slow for them but I think they have no patience for feelings and thoughts . The book progressed at the right pace for me. I loved this book, although not as much as I loved MatchedClose though. I really can't wait to see what happens next and how Cassia and Ky's story will end. 

5 stars

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