Sunday, November 6, 2011

Review: Crossed

By: Ally Condie
Published by: Dutton Books
367 pages

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What its about (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.

What I thought:

Okay, I'm having a hard time trying to come up with words for this review, for a few reasons. 1. I'm really trying to think of a way to show how I feel with out spoilers. and 2. I'm little bit confused on how to feel.

I loved the first half of the book.  All the passion and excitement from Matched carries over. As you follow Cassia on her Journey to find Ky you can't help but cheer for a reunion.  The setting is amazing and written beautifully, it feels like your right there with them.

The second half of the book though... I don't want to say I didn't like it because I'm holding out faith for the characters I love. However I feel like we went through a lot in this book just to take ten steps back. I'm holding on to a belief that it will turn out in the end of book 3.  But I was left feeling a bit lost. There were also a few points where I had to check the chapter heading half way though the chapter to see whose POV I was currently reading.  I know its really hard to write first person and multiple POV's.  I did enjoy getting to know KY better though.

I think if you liked Matched you should for sure read this! Just be prepared for the end.

I give this book:

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