Friday, 16 March 2012

Review: Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed (Matched, #2)

At the Other End:

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 he 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.

First Impressions Last:

I loved Matched. When this book came out, I was anxiously waiting for it to come and fall into my hands. The waiting was cutting deep, but that's what happens when you basically live in the middle of the ocean :/ (Australia) We get most things last, yet expect them so soon because of everything we hear. I couldn't wait to get back into this story, I loved the concept of it, and the idea of it.

Behind the 376 Pages:

Completely loved this book! It was direct and straight to the point. Very poetic and simple.
We are touch by Cassia's struggle and determination to find Ky, as well as her loyalty to Xander and her friends. We get anxious about what Xander's secret is and it shows us a different side of Ky as well as brings out a side of Cassia that we don't see very often. A side where she is still innocent in the eyes of the Society and what they tell them and what they do. She doesn't yet realize the full extent of what they do as well as their control over everyone, as well as her ever-flowing curiosity over everything seems to spill out whenever she discovers something new and wild.** In the final chapters we do see a side of Cassia that is learning and is growing up.

This novel gives us a side of Ky that we didn't really see in Matched. Matched was Cassia's story, now this is Ky's. We see that he is not as strong as we were made to believe, he was trying to fit into something that he didn't believe in to escape reality. To escape what should have been. We see his loyalty for Cassia, and his hope. She brings out challenges within himself and makes him see everything that she has given up for him as well as makes him realise what he would give up for her. We want to know more of Ky's story, like Cassia, we hear his story in pieces. We know a little more than Cassia, but the reaction we see from it, prepares us for everything that was still to come in this novel as well as the next. And it also shows us their relationship as well as the other pieces to connect it all together.

This book makes you want to power through, turn every page, read every word and feel what they feel. We go on the journey with Cassia and Ky to find each other as well as to find ourselves, and everything we would do for someone we love.

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Crossed (Matched)

What's Next:

Matched (Matched, #1)Matched (Matched #1)
Behind 366 Pages
At the Other End: Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

Reached (Matched, #3)

Reached (Matched #3)
Behind 384 Pages
Finding the Time: 13 November 2012
At the Other End: After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising—and each other—Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.


**the Rising is one idea that she believes because it is something that is completely out of her comfort zone. We see from her belief of the blue tablets that she still is in some belief over the Society and the Rising seems like something that will help her grow as a person from her innocence over life. She likes the idea of the Rising, not the action that comes with it and the beliefs


  1. who is cassia talking about at the end of the book, who will she see "tonight" Ky or Xander? I love love love these books and can't wait for the next one

    1. Hi! I'm not sure, well can't remember. But I think we're not supposed to know so that it makes us want to pick up the next book when it comes out and read it.


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