Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Crossed: A Review

I love dystopian young adult novels.   Dysopia is the new hot theme in YA and so is writing trilogies.  Which brings us to Crossed by Allie Condie, the second book in the Matched Trilogy.

Have you read Matched?  You should.  It is terrific.  Here is a link to the Goodreads summary.

At the end of Matched, we are left with Ky being taken away and Cassia promising to go after him.  In Crossed, the story alternated between Ky and Cassia's narration.  They are on the Outer Providences, trying to survive and trying to find each other.  Once they meet up again [spoiler! but come on, of course they would see each other again], their next mission is to find the rebel camp called The Rising. 

This novel is filled with back story of Ky's life, as very little is learned about him in Matched.  Not only is this a story of survival on very little while the Society attempts to shoot you down and poison all fresh water, it is a love story.  Cassia is in love with Ky, but has been matched with Xander, who she also loves but differently.  So not only is it a trilogy and dystopia, there is a the love triangle -- everything that makes a book good. 

Read it.  I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.  It is not a 5 star book because I am not a mid-trilogy type girl (i.e.Empire Strikes Back is my least favorite Star Wars (original trilogy)).  If you haven't read Matched, read that and then read Crossed.

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