From Matched to Crossed

November 10, 2011 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Before you read this review, my standard spoiler alert applies! This is the second book in the series, so if you haven’t read the first one, you might not want to read this review. You can read my review of the first book, Matched, here.

“The world is so much bigger than I thought it was.”

Now that Ky has been taken to the Outer Provinces and an almost certain death, Cassia knows the only way to find him is to take a work position nearby and hopefully escape. If her plan works, she and Ky can join the rebellion against the Society, a secretive movement called the Rising. But Cassia and Ky have different ideas of what to do with their newfound knowledge of the Society and the Rising, and they must face the thought that love between a Citizen and an Aberration might not be meant to last.

My Review: This fast paced survival story widens the world of Matched to include the people whose work and sacrifice made Cassia’s seemingly perfect world in the Borough possible.  It also expands the story so that it alternates between Cassia’s and Ky’s point of view.  Ky’s back story is so important to the book, it only makes sense for him to tell his own part of the story.

I love how Ky’s experiences forged him into the leader he has become, and Cassia’s strength and independence make her a great heroine. Cassia makes her own choices about her path to the Rising, and she and Ky are truly equals (no weak-willed girls here, thankyouverymuch). There are also some glimpses into the formation of the Society and the Rising that will whet your appetite for book three, which I’m hoping will blow the lid off the entire series. There’s still a lot left to find out, so don’t miss Crossed by Ally Condie, now available at the library.

Katie

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