CBR III Review #128: Crossed by Allie Condie
My initial review of Matched was a bit mixed. I liked where parts of the novel went but I was hoping the would develop the world a bit more. The sequel Crossed was a really long ass camping trip. Crossed however did set up what I think will be a fantastic conclusion to the series but the majority of the novel felt like filler to me.
Cassia has decided to risk everything to find Ky, including her status as a citizen. She has been sent to the outer provinces to work as punishment and while there she does her best to search for Ky. I think one of the major problems with the novel is I really really like Xander. He is a great guy and they are best friends. He supports her crazy ass search for Ky and even though he is hurt does everything he can to help Cassia. Ky on the other hand comes across as pouty…but it may be my personal dislike for his character coloring my opinion.
If you enjoyed Matched then Crossed is another book in the series and you get a chance to spend time with Cassia, Ky, and Xander. But just be warned that Crossed definitely suffers from second book syndrome so if you didn’t love Matched maybe just read a few reviews and wait for the conclusion to come out.
- Reading level: Ages 14 and up
- Hardcover: 367 pages
- Publisher: Dutton Juvenile (November 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0525423656
- ISBN-13: 978-0525423652
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars