Thursday 17 November 2011

Review: Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed by Ally Condie
Publisher: Puffin
Pages: 304

A special Thank You to Puffin Books for sending me this book for review. 

Rules are different outside the Society. Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky-taken by the Society to his certain death-only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again. Narrated from both Cassia's and Ky's points of view, this hotly anticipated sequel to Matched will take them both to the edge of Society, where nothing is as expected and crosses and double crosses make their path more twisted than ever...

I LOVED Matched and was eagerly awaiting Crossed.  There is no doubt that Condie can write. It is a beautiful book, laced with poetry and feeling.  

It was just too slow for my taste. I felt like nothing was really happening. Ok, maybe small bits here and there, but it felt like this was a filler to get us to the goods in the 3rd installment.  I was expecting more from the romance too.  It was just slow.  Really, really slow. I was expecting much more suspense.  I have no doubt that many people will enjoy this book. I'll be tuning in for the finally, I'd like to know what happens with the Rising! 

"Cassia and I sit as near to each other as we can. She leans into me and I keep my arms around her. I don't fool myself that I hold her together- she does that on her own- but holding her keeps me from flying apart." 


  1. I'm still waiting to get hold of a copy of Crossed! Pacing issues aside, I'm glad it's good. Now all I need is to go buy it!

  2. Yes, you need to buy it! It is such a good series so far. I am enjoying all these dystopians since The Hunger Games. I like that they give me something to "think" about. Isn't that what reading is about anyway?!

    I thought it was slow, but many people did not. I'm just so anxious to find out what happens!


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