Thursday, January 19, 2012

Crossed [Review]


#2 in Series
367 Pages [Kindle Edition]
Published 1 Nov 2011

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.

My Thoughts:
** spoiler alert **  

I can't really say that I liked this book more than the first, but I also can't say that it wasn't what most second installments are in trilogies. It's kind of that filler in between the big stuff. I am incredibly excited for the third book though because I know it's going to be epic.

This book starts off where the first left off, Cassia is sent to a work camp. One night she boards an air ship that she isn't supposed to be on and ends up getting sent to war with the Rising/farmers. Basically sent to die. Her new "friend" is Indie. Overall, I don't think she is trustworthy, but I still kind of like her. Meanwhile, Ky is also in the middle of the war. He makes "friends" with a guy, Vick. Vick is much like Indie, in the sense that you know he isn't trustworthy, but you can't help but like him. Up until the halfway mark, you are waiting for Ky & Cassia to meet up.

I do like how Condie paved the way for the big conclusion. There are many more elements of mysteriousness added in: the tubes, Xander's secret, the Rising. At this point, I am pro-Team Xansia. I think Cassia is going to end up with Xander.

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Previous Review:
Matched by Ally Condie [here]

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Alyx said...

I have been looking for more books to read, and I've heard really good things about this series.
I'm just now getting into the Hunger Games, though, so who knows when I'll have the time to get to this series!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I loved Matched, but have not heard good things about Crossed! I will still give it a chance though, and form my own opinion. I'm on the list at the library, so hopefully I get it soon!