Book Review: Crossed by Ally Condie

Hey guys,

I am going to introduce something new from now on. I am going to rate the books I review here with a maximum of 5 stars. Just to give you guys an easy view of what my opinion is for this book.
I hope you like the change.

Love has different shades.

I really don’t know why I read this book. I did not like the first book and so I have no clue as to why I would submit myself to reading this one too. But I did.

Book Review: Crossed by Ally Condie


Crossed book-cover

Title & Author: Crossed by Ally Condie
Genre: Dystopia, Romance
Release Date: November 1 2011
Series: Matched
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

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.

For Crossed Ally Condie changed things up. Like I said in [last weeks post]( “post”) the author introduced the POV of Ky to the book. I thought it would be interesting and his point of view is interesting, because he is from the outer provinces.

The characters were again, really great. The character of Indie is introduced, she is, like Ky, from the outer provinces and has experience with being an outcast.

Cassia has changed but she is still chasing Ky. She seems not to be the same naive girl she was in Matched.

Ky changes of the course of the book. He goes from this person that just wants to be left alone and survive to someone who wants to be with the person he loves. Even though he has been in love with Cassia from the first time they met, he only starts to really act on it during this book. This made me dislike him.

When Ky escapes the villages he is has been put in, he takes two boy with him, Vick and Eli, for Vick it does not end well, but he seems a likable enough character. Eli on the other hand is young, and innocent. Why he is exactly in the village I still don’t really understand. It is said that he might even be too young to be sent out to the village. But it is not explained.

Xander is mentioned in this book and even has an outing with Cassia, but he is a completely different person then he seemed to be in Matched. He even has a really big secret and I am still wondering when Cassia will find out, because Ky and Indie know – they don’t want to tell her because the think it is his right to tell her.

I am sad to say I still don’t like the series and I will not finish this one. I enjoyed the characters, but love stories are just not my jam!

Let me know what you thought of this book!
If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.

For now, let books enrich your life!


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