Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Ally Condie
367 pages
Publisher: Dutton
Source: library

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

In the second book in the Matched trilogy, we find Ky and Cassia where we left off.  Ky is at a work camp with his new buddy Vick and Cassia is also at a work camp with her new friend Indie.  When Cassia finds a way to "escape" she's determined to find Ky.

I liked the alternating perspectives of Ky and Cassia because it let me know what both were feeling at the same time.  Then, chapter nine and ten really drew me in.  I won't tell you what happened, but it was crazy!  I was at the edge of my mental seat mentally shouting!  I couldn't believe what happened.

This book was really great!  I did feel like this book was very different from Matched because everything was new - new places, new people, new situations, new everything.  But I loved situations the characters found themselves in and I thought on the whole it was a great second book.  I enjoyed reading about the canyons the most - it sounded like a really beautiful place, even if it was pretty desolate.

I'll admit, Ky's relationship with Cassia left me a little confused.  They weren't on the same page when it came to certain things, yet they were still supposed to be very in love.  I didn't get any sort of "we're in love" energy out of them.  I would have liked to have seen more sexual tension to solidify their relationship because I don't get why they're in love.

Four stars!  Crossed was a great follow up to Matched, but I felt like the middle dragged on a little bit.   I'm really excited to see how things work out in the next book!  If you haven't started this series yet, you really need to take a look.

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