Crossed by Ally Condie reviewed by Heather

Crossed by Ally CondieTitle: Crossed
Author: Ally Condie
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pages: 367 pages
Source: personal copy

Crossed is the second book and long awaited sequel to last year’s Matched. Cassia has left her family and her match, Xander, behind in search of Ky. She must venture out in dangerous territory to where she believes he has been taken. When she arrives, she finds that he has escaped. She follows clues that he has left in hopes that she will find him again. Just when Cassia is sure of her love for Ky and the fact that she chose him, things are revealed that can threaten their relationship.

I had been waiting not so patiently for this book to be released. As soon as I got my hands on it, I did everything I needed to get done, so that I could sit for hours and devour it. Matched was a book that pulled me in right away which is why it pains me to say that Crossed was the complete opposite.

One problem I found was the alternate point of views. The chapters alternate between Ky speaking and Cassia speaking. The thing that I found awkward was that there was no distinction between Ky’s voice and Cassia’s. I found myself having to constantly remember who was speaking during the chapter.

Another thing was that there was little to no action in my opinion. It dragged on in spots and just when I thought maybe that things were going to pick up, it dropped off again. There was never really a huge climax in the entire book.

That being said, I did enjoy the introduction to a few new characters, my favorite being Eli. He had such an innocence to him that I believed Ky and Cassia both admired.

Although I was disappointed with Crossed, I will still continue and read the final book of the trilogy when it is released. After the ending to this one, I have to know what will happen.

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