Friday, 23 May 2014

Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie

Crossed (Matched, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Crossed by Ally Condie

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Crossed (Matched, #2)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Cassia and Ky are separated, but determined to find each other again.
How long will it take them to find each other? And what secrets could threaten their relationship?

This book started off really slow, but worked out okay in the end.

I liked Cassia and Ky in this book, and I was glad that Cassia and Xander seemed to be on good terms still. I liked the way that Cassia wanted to find Ky so desperately, but I also thought she was really hard on Xander when she saw him. As if it isn’t bad enough that she basically dumped him for Ky, she compounded the hurt by basically telling him that he was expendable!

The storyline in this started out like a typical middle book with loads of travelling, and not getting very far at all. I couldn’t quite believe how long it took for Cassia and Ky to meet up with each other, and the first half of the book really dragged because of that. Thankfully things got a bit more interesting at the half-way mark, and we started to find out a bit more of what was going on, and found out some interesting secrets.
There was some romance, but there were also some big surprises within the little love-triangle, that mean that things may not work out quite the way we expected originally.
The ending was good, even if it wasn’t really a ‘happily-ever-after’ type ending. I really need to read the next book now though as this one ended on a bit of a cliff-hanger.
Overall; slow first half, better second half,
7 out of 10.

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