Review: Crossed by Ally Condie

Title: Crossed (Matched #2)

Author: Ally Condie

Release Date: November 1st 2011

Published by: Penguin Group USA, Inc

Read: June 4th , 2012

Pages: 255-eBook


  1. Matched
  2. Crossed
  3. Reached


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:

I never did a review of the first book on here of this series. The first book I gave 3/5 on Goodreads. It was a pretty good book and I enjoyed reading it.

This second of the series is not the same, it was ok but I just felt like I wanted a lot more from this whole thing, and it felt like it went by really fast. I would have liked their journey to have a bit more action or substance or something to get me hooked, and there were moments of the book that just seemed to be tossed in there at random, like them figuring out things so quickly.

The story involves Ky and Cassia escaping and trying to find each other in the Outer Provinces so they can be together. Using clues left from objects and others, they travel and eventually meet up, with new additions to their team that they met along the way. I was very happy when they finally met up, I can tell that they care very much for each other, but even so they do have some things that they have to confront and face with each other if they want to stay together.

What happens after that has to do with a rebellion and what they plan to do, join or just survive away from the Society. There is a lot of mention of poems throughout this, and a lot of deep thought. The ending was meh.

The chapters are divided between both of them and their perspectives. I did like reading it like that, even though some of the chapters were insanely short, it gave me great places to pause when I had to put the book down.

I probably won’t read the third book, this one kind of ruined Matched and the series for me.

So it was an ok read, but like I said I wanted more from this second book and just kinda breezed through it not really getting attached to anything, I was very disappointed.


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