Thursday, May 10, 2012

Crossed by Ally Condie

Ally Condie’s highly anticipated second installment in the Matched series, Crossed, jumps right in where Matched left off. It answers many of the questions from posed in Matched, and presents many new ones for the reader to ponder Crossed is more about character development and growth as far as Ky and Cassia and also the introduction and development of a few new characters, than about what is going on in their dystopian society.. Secrets continue to appear and cause problems in relationships. The first book in the trilogy ended with Ky and Cassia being sent to the Outer Provinces, Ky for work and Cassia to search for Ky. Trust is a constant theme in these books and Cassia is constantly torn with the introduction of new characters at the work camp. Ky, not only has to face his trust of others, but has to questions the trust in himself. Conflicts abound as Ky has to choose between her search for the Rising and her search for Ky. The book ends by pointing to a new conflict, is the Rising all that they hoped for? Crossed, unlike its predecessor, is an enjoyable romance mingled with adventure. There is more emotional questioning and self-searching than in the first book, but it is interesting and fast paced. The end of the book leaves you wanting to know what happens next. Rating: 2 out of 5 Reading Next: Truancy City Arc by Fukami

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