Book Review | Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed (#2) by Ally Condie
Published by: Speak on November 1, 2011
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Romance
Pages: 367
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible

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Synopsis: The Society chooses everything.

The books you read.
The music you listen to.
The person you love.

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…

A rebellion is rising.

And a tangled web of lies and double-crosses could destroy everything.

Review: Wow, this one was a boring one wasn’t it? Did anything really happen in this book other than Cassia going on her little mission to find Ky then finding him? I mean, he was shipped anywhere in America and she found him so easily it seems. That seemed super unrealistic. Hearing them talk about one another got on my nerves real quick. Oh Cassia, I love you, think of our poems. Oh Ky, I love him, I wonder if he thinks about poems. Poems. Poetry. Love. Blegh. That’s basically the jist of the novel.

I really kind of liked the dystopian universe that was created in the first book, Matched. However, whatever went on in this one was terrible.

I will say though the her writing is really good.

I can’t really form a review on this one as not much really happened. We do learn a few things in this one that we didn’t know in Matched but they weren’t all that shocking. I hope that the third one makes suffering through this one worth it. I will not give up. I will give it a chance!!


What other series has suffered the “2nd book syndrome”?
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3 Responses to Book Review | Crossed by Ally Condie

  1. Cloe says:

    I agree! This book was very disappointing compared to the first one. I think Cassia is a shallow character and has no spine 90% of the time. I quite enjoyed the first book, but I think the third book is the best one. I hope you enjoy the next one too!

    Cloe @ Mornings and Epilogues


  2. The third book is better than the second because stuff actually happens, but I felt like it was all over the place and was trying to fit too much into it. Whereas in Crossed nothing happens, Reached has too many sub-plots. Nevertheless, i hope you like the finale more!


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