Saturday, July 23, 2011

Review'd: Crossed by Ally Condie

Book Review:
Title: Crossed
Author: Ally Condie
Published: November 1st, 2011by Dutton Juvenile 
Source: Much thanks to Brooke from Brooke Reports for the ARC
Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads Summary:
In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

DeLibrarie (Del) Review: 
What I love about the Match series, is that it's not a love story. There are relationships in the plot, but the books are about Cassia finding herself and what she wants in life. I love books where the girl is really powerful and strong and Cassia really is, she doesn't really need Ky or Xander, she just likes having them around. The only reason that this book didn't get 5 stars, is because I felt like it got to be a bit repetitive. It switched back and forth between Ky and Cassia's perspective and for most of the middle chapters all that would happen would be the characters trekking through the canyon talking about how to survive. I'm really not one to enjoy survival books, so I had to force myself to read to get through the middle of the book. My favorite part of the book (well series really) is Xander, he's not actually in this one tons, but he still plays a key role, and I'm really excited to see what will happen with his character in the 3rd book.  

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