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Hat he has escaped leaving a series of clues in his wake Cassia's uest leads her to uestion 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 fo. This is actually getting 25 stars I m being niceSigh where to begin with this one You know that I try to be nice with my reviews and at least say something that I liked about a book before I go all crazy rant girl on it so I guess we ll do a run down of what I liked about this second book in Ally Condie s Matched trilogy first Crossed did a good job of continuing the romance between Cassia and Ky and honestly I do like the romance between them Not too hot n heavy not to whiney piney it s sweet and simple I also liked the conflict that was created between all the relationships going on even though we all know just how beaten to death love triangles are Cassia still doesn t know whether she should chose Xander the guy she was originally matched with or go with Ky who has shown her a whole new way of life Oh yeah and what was going on between Ky and Indie Was anybody else wondering that Were they attracted to each other I couldn t tell but this definitely peaked my curiosity and I wonder what will be going on between them in the futureThe new characters that were introduced in Crossed namely Indie Eli Vick and Hunter were all likable if somewhat lackluster and underdeveloped I thought that Indie was strong and brave which Cassia really needed while she was trying to survive in the wilderness and I m glad that Ky decided to take Eli and Vick with him so there was some interaction going on during his parts of the story Hunter was sort of a mystery although we know that he has a sad backgroundI also liked the descriptive language used to paint a picture of what The Carving AKA the giant canyon that Ky and Cassia escape to was like For the most part I was able to see the rugged landscape and the different settings that both Cassia and Ky traveled through which created a stark contrast to the perfect pristine setting of The Society from the first bookAlright so that s what I liked now moving on to the stuff I wasn t a fan ofFirst of all let s not beat around the bush here the plot was one gigantic snooze fest And I m not just talking molasses in January slow I m talking lucky if you aren t comatose by the time you finish it slowI find this to be an unfortunate yet typical issue with second books in trilogies it s why many avid readers call it Second Book Syndrome because you are seriously lucky if you haven t died of boredom by the time you reach the end But Crossed really takes the prize for SBS in my opinion mainly because the narrative is reflective to the point of being totally ridiculous I mean you re in the moment and then all of a sudden one of the characters starts reminiscing about some memory or starts considering a leaf or a piece of grass and thinking Wow how beautiful This green leaf reminds me of the color of my Match banuet dress and my mom and dad and my childhood and it s so pretty what a beautiful blade of grass I think I will write a poem about itNo I am not making this up literally the entire book is like this And what s I don t understand the point of it None of the memories are ones we haven t already heard about from the first book and they don t bring us to any mind blowing revelations about what s going on in the present They re just pretty and empty and I m sorry don t add much to the plot except that I had to work that much harder to not fall asleepMy second issue with this series and this book in particular is that there is pretty much zero context or motivation for anything that is going on This is a problem not just with the main characters but with the entire world that they live in I have so many uestions that haven t been answered yet starting with1 WHO or WHAT is the Society and what is their purpose behind getting rid of all but 100 of everything example The Hundred Songs The Hundred Paintings The Hundred Poems and then controlling everyone in the way that they do We re told that they want to increase efficiency and stop death but how the heck does getting rid of music and paintings do this2 WHO is The Enemy that is mentioned at least a hundred times throughout the story and what is their motivation for rising up against The Society and killing people in the Outer Provinces NOTHING is said about The Enemy if you aren t counting the fact that they are called The Enemy This gives me the reader absolutely nada to go on do the main characters even know who on earth The Enemy is Wouldn t this be an important little tidbit of info to let us in on JUST SAYING3 WHO are these people in The Rising and what the heck is their motivation To get rid of The Society The Enemy I am SO CONFUSED And also why does Cassia want to join The Rising s rebellion so badly when she has no idea who they even are or what they actually stand for4 What exactly was everyone s ultimate goal in this book Why were they wandering around a canyon for almost 400 pages I m sorry but if I get to the end of a book and have little understanding of why anything just happened and I close the thing with a ginormous blank stare on my face you missed something Like badlySo basically what I m trying to say is that the writing wasn t bad and the characters weren t bad even though they are pretty boring too but pretty much everything about Crossed was incredibly vague and confusing And forget about action because there wasn t any There was a lot of description but unfortunately not in the places where I actually needed it This is similar to how Matched was written but I can forgive Matched because it was the first book in the series and there was at least some action going on I expected that in this second book there would be explanation about the Society and the Enemy but unfortunately I was left even confused than I was at the end of the first book Crossed just seemed like a lot of aimless wandering around without actually getting anywhere And it is very frustrating when you read something like this for the entire length of a book but nothing is ever really explained about what everyone is trying to accomplish and whySo I don t know For me this is just one those series that meets my most basic standards of being good but never leads up to anything that really makes it stand out as being incredible or even really memorable I thought that the writing was good if somewhat bland in places the narrative flowed well between Cassia and Ky s points of view and there was nothing outwardly annoying in this book besides the fact that I can t find a motivation for anything in this plot for the life of me My final comment would be meh And I hate having that reaction to a bookLea LC s Adventures in Libraryland

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R 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 twisted than ev. Matched was one of my most favorite dystopian lit books That being said I really looked forward to reading Crossed this yearDid it disappoint me No But there are a few things that I don t know let s just get on with itFirst of all I was uite shocked when I found out that the book was written in two different points of view There s nothing wrong with it but still it had me thinking that without Ky s point of view there would be a whole lot of holes to fill just to complete the story Plus since the first book was written entirely in Cassia s POV and this one with both Ky s and Cassia s POV then the series isn t that consistent I mean it would ve been great if Matched was written in Ky s POV also But still I d have to say that I really like how Ally Condie decided to add Ky s POV hereSecond I m not really sure if it s just me but one of the things that I really loved in Matched was how creative it was narrated like somehow that words didn t sound like prose but poetry In Crossed it didn t seem as much But anyways all in all I loved Matched and I would give it a 45 if only Goodreads would allow us to give half stars Here comes the spoilers because I just can t help not sharing them If you re tempted to read them go on ahead they re only three anyway SPOILERALERT1WHAT THE HELL Xander is part of the Rising Now I didn t see that coming All along I thought that Xander s double crossing would have something to do with giving away Cassia s mad chase for Ky and bringing her back to Society or something2LOL the love suare is growing pretty uickly I hope that Indie does end up with Xander so that Cassia and Ky will finally get together in the end3It s really uite annoying how hard it was to find the Rising yet it was so easy for them to just return Cassia to Central Not to mention it s also annoying because I don t even know anyone from the Society yet who the real leader is Because I was really looking forward for Ally Condie to shed some light on the Society Like in the Hunger Games there was President Snow I m still looking for the Snow character in this series UHH looking forward to Book 3 Can t wait to see if the Rising is just like the Society like how District 13 was just like the Capitol in THG So excited

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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 t. PsstStephanie Wake up it s over Oh man Did I fall asleep again It s not my fault Really it isn t If only Crossed had just a little bit action and a lot less poetry it would have been able to keep my attention focused on reading the book instead of hitting my REM cycle That s not to say I didn t entirely enjoy Crossed but it also didn t live up to my expectations Crossed picks up where Matched left off Ky had been sent away to the Outer Provinces and Cassia is currently residing in a girl s work camp In this installment she travels to the Outer Provinces to find Ky while he somehow escapes the Outer Provinces to be reunited with Cassia back in the Society A few new discoveries are made regarding the Society and an apparent rebellion called the Rising Along the way enough poetry to give Maya Angelou a headache is recited and flashbacks to Ky s past are also included I had high hopes for this book mostly because I did enjoy Matched I enjoyed the Do not go gently theme and Condie s poetic writing style But for some reason it just didn t work out too well for me in Crossed I liked how the PoVs switched back and forth between Ky and Cassia In fact I am a fan of that particular style when done correctly However in this case I found it difficult to tell who was who Cassia and Ky s voice sounded exactly alike to me I found myself flipping back to the beginning of the chapters to confirm who was narrating Because of this I slowly felt myself becoming disconnected from the characters even with learning further details about Ky s past The CharactersOne thing I did enjoy about the book were the introduction of the minor characters While traveling to the Outer Provinces to find Ky Cassia teams up with a girl named Indie At first I really liked Indie because she was brave sharp and determined But around 77% of the book she seemed too sneaky to me and I didn t appreciate her lying to Cassia about the Rising At one point she even view spoilerasks Ky to travel with her to the Rising and leave Cassia hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Crossed by Ally Condie

  1. says:

    PsstStephanie Wake up it's over Oh man Did I fall asleep again? It's not my fault Really it isn't If only Crossed had just a little bit action and a lot less poetry it would have been able to keep my attention focused on reading the book instead of hitting my REM cycle That's not to say I didn't entirely enjoy Crossed b

  2. says:

    15 stars Spoilers for Matched and CrossedCassia wuvs Ky Ky wuvs Cassia They both wuv poetry and art Wuv Nobody else understands their wuv for poetry and art That's why they wuv each other Cassia and Ky's wuv is fo

  3. says:

    no one told ally condie that the second book in a trilogy is not a resting place not an opportunity to catch your breath and count your cash you gotta write something too is that mean? probablyis it true? definitelyeven though i wasn't crazy about matched i wanted to read the next installment just to see where she was going with her brand of

  4. says:

    Rage Hardcore TURKEY RAGEHappy Thanksgiving all my American buddies by the wayWhat WAS THIS? This was a book? Really? This didn’t have the components of a bookOkaytotal components Allusions characters exposition characteri

  5. says:

    This is actually getting 25 stars I'm being niceSigh where to begin with this one? You know that I try to be nice with my reviews and at least say something that I liked about a book before I go all crazy rant girl on it so I guess we'll do a run down of what I liked about this second book in Ally Condie's Matched trilogy first Crossed did a good job of continuing the romance between Cassia and Ky and honestly I do like the rom

  6. says:

    Crossed Matched #2 Ally CondieCrossed is a young adult novel written by Allyson Braithwaite Condie It is the seuel to Matched and the second book in the Matched trilogy The chapters alternate between the perspectives of Ky and Cassia The outer provinces are filled with male aberrations including Ky and his new friend Vick who are moved around from village to village to make them appear inhabited to an unnamed enemy Cassi

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    Matched was one of my most favorite dystopian lit books That being said I really looked forward to reading Crossed this yearDid it

  8. says:

    I really wanted to like this book But I found the task impossible While I loved Matched I think Condie did not keep up the original ideas tight plot and romantic suspense that worked in the first book She tries using two narrators but does not distinguish their voices Other than the heading on the top of each chapter to delineate who was talking it was almost impossible to figure out who was the narrator The plot was completely

  9. says:

    I feel alone in my feelings for this series I will admit that I enjoyed reading Crossed so than I did Matched Perhaps it was because I wasn’t expecting much I liked getting into Ky’s head this time around Crossed is told in two point of views between Ky and Cassia Although at times I found it hard to differentiate between their two character voices despite the chapters being titled “Ky” or “Cassia” And I li

  10. says:

    15 starsThis was bad And boring I mean the whole book wouldn’t have been written if the two main characters had a DAMN CELL PHONE