Crossed by Ally Condie

by Ally Condie

Pages: 367
Release Date: November 24th 2011
Publisher: Razor Bill
Series: Matched #2
Other books in series: Mached, Reached
Source: For Review from Publishers
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Yet for Cassia the rules have changed. Ky has been taken and she will sacrifice everything to find him.
And when Cassia discovers Ky has escaped to the wild frontiers beyond the Society there is hope.
But on the edge of society nothing is as it seems . . .
And a tangled web of lies and double-crosses could destroy everything.

My Thoughts
Crossed was much better than I expected. I wasn't planning on reading it at first as I enjoyed reading Matched but not as much. With Crossed, it's a whole new story. I really enjoyed reading it. Condie really uped her game, giving us with something fresh, interesting and engaging.

We're at where Macthed left off. With Cassia journeying to the outer provinces whilst Ky is taken by the society. As you can expect, the chapters are alternated between Cassia and Ky. With them both craving for each others presence alongside them and going through adventures of their own. Oh, I just really really liked it.

We get to see a lot more from Ky. When reading Matched I never really connected much with Ky and as a character, I never did like him much. I don't know. He came off quite weird? Well, to me anyways. Though, in Crossed my views changed as we get to see more of him and his feelings as well.

I didn't think Ky was right for Cassia. I was always with Xander through Matched anyways. But, here's the thing. In Crossed, we get to see more of Xander. Which leads to my other point in which, can Xander be trusted? He's quite different now and I don't know what to make of his actions.

Now, I'm torn between the two. Pretty much how Cassia is at the moment. In one prospect, I do blame her, she chooses Ky but then she's confused with everything that's happened with Xander. Good luck on that one!

In the bigger picture, a lot does happens in Crossed. New characters are introduced as to be expected and the events are really developing. What I like best. Ohh now I can't wait to read Reached!   


  1. Yey! I can't wait to read Reached either. I started the story knowing full well that it was filler but I was really surprised - I thought it moved the story along really well.

    ComaCalm's Corner

  2. I had to skim this review (since I haven't read Crossed yet - boooo!) but great review!

    I love that we get to learn more about Xander and his motives.

  3. I cant wait for Reached! Absolutley love this series :)

  4. We really liked MATCHED, so we're glad to hear you liked CROSSED. Many bloggers were saying it was boring / nothing happened, but you seem to have a different take on it. Yay! That makes us more eager to read it.

  5. I wasn't a big fan of Crossed, however I started liking Xander more in the book. I didn't like him much in Matched, but right now I like him better than Ky. :D

  6. I didn't like Crossed at all, although I enjoyed your review. :) I just feel like nothing really happened in this book--it really felt like a placeholder to me. BUT, I'll anxiously be waiting for REACHED!

  7. I love this triliogy!! Great review. I have started reading Reached but forgot what happened in the ending of Crossed. Could you tell me in detail?


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