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Кръстопът (Matched #2)

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Обществото ги раздели. Дали любовта ще ги събере?

В Подборът Касия избра своя път. Къде ще я отведе той в Кръстопът?


Касия заминава за Външните провинции, за да открие Кай. Тя знае, че нейният любим е отведен на място, където е обречен на сигурна смърт. Когато успява да стигне до най-далечните краища на Обществото, Касия разбира, че Кай е намерил начин да избяга. Тя отново с
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 23rd 2012 by Кръгозор (first published November 1st 2011)
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Cookies'n'cream When they initially took Ky away she pointed to the sky to show that she'd be "waiting for him in the stars" which was just some cheesy line from the…moreWhen they initially took Ky away she pointed to the sky to show that she'd be "waiting for him in the stars" which was just some cheesy line from the poem that they fell in love over. So when she saw him again she pointed to the sky because because she knew that if it was really Ky, he would understand.(less)
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Steph Sinclair

Psst...Stephanie. Wake up, it's over.



Oh, man. Did I fall asleep again? It's not my fault. Really, it isn't. If only Crossed had just a little bit more action and a lot less poetry, it would have been able to keep my attention focused on reading the book instead of hitting my REM cycle. That's not to say I didn't entirely enjoy Crossed, but it also didn't live up to my expectations.

Crossed picks up where Matched left off. Ky had been sent away to the Outer Provinces and Cassia is currently resi
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Ferdy
1.5 stars - Spoilers for Matched and Crossed.

Cassia wuvs Ky. Ky wuvs Cassia. They both wuv poetry and art. Wuv. Nobody else understands their wuv for poetry and art. That's why they wuv each other. Cassia and Ky's wuv is forbidden. Wuv. Society no approve of their wuv. Sociey seperates wuv-birds. Cassia should wuv her Society chosen match Xander. Xander wuvs Cassia, cos we can't be deprived wuv triangle. Cassia confunded, does Cassia wuv Xander too?? Cassia has epiphany, she wuvs them both - oh
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karen

no one told ally condie that the second book in a trilogy is not a resting place, not an opportunity to catch your breath and count your cash. you gotta write something, too. is that mean? probably.is it true? definitely.

even though i wasn't crazy about matched, i wanted to read the next installment just to see where she was going with her brand of dystopia, and with these characters. and also, truthfully, because i am such a sucker for covers, and i love these. i think she might put more time a
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Laurel
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Rage.
Hardcore TURKEY RAGE.
(Happy Thanksgiving all my American buddies by the way)

What WAS THIS?
This was a book? Really? This didn’t have the components of a book.
Okay...total components: Allusions, characters, exposition, characterization.

There really are no words properly defining my rage. Ally Condie CANNOT tell a story. A story should draw you in with its writing and send you off on an adventre that does a good job at blowing your mind. Crossed did not do that. It refused to do that. In fa
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Lea
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This is actually getting 2.5 stars. I'm being nice.

Sigh... where to begin with this one? You know that I **try** to be nice with my reviews and at least say something that I liked about a book before I go all crazy-rant-girl on it, so I guess we'll do a run-down of what I liked about this second book in Ally Condie's Matched trilogy first...

Crossed did a good job of continuing the romance between Cassia and Ky, and honestly, I do like the romance between them. Not too hot-n-heavy, not to whiney
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Isaiah!
Matched was one of my most favorite dystopian lit. books. That being said, I really looked forward to reading Crossed this year.

Did it disappoint me? No. But there are a few things that, I don't know, let's just get on with it:

First of all, I was quite shocked when I found out that the book was written in two different points of view. There's nothing wrong with it, but still, it had me thinking that without Ky's point of view, there would be a whole lot of holes to fill just to complete the stor
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Lindsay
I really wanted to like this book. But I found the task impossible. While I loved Matched, I think Condie did not keep up the original ideas, tight plot, and romantic suspense that worked in the first book. She tries using two narrators, but does not distinguish their voices. Other than the heading on the top of each chapter to delineate who was talking, it was almost impossible to figure out who was the narrator. The plot was completely lackluster. Nothing really happens. Most of the events in ...more
Kristi
I feel alone in my feelings for this series.

I will admit that I enjoyed reading Crossed more so than I did Matched. Perhaps it was because I wasn’t expecting much.

I liked getting into Ky’s head this time around. Crossed is told in two point of views, between Ky and Cassia. Although at times I found it hard to differentiate between their two character voices, despite the chapters being titled “Ky” or “Cassia”. And I liked getting to learn a little bit more about Ky and his history.

Condie is an
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sunset shimmer
Hmm. 3 stars. Maybe even 2.5. Not what I was expecting.

I wanted to like this book more. I really did, since the first book was amazing, but I just couldn't. There's so many questions that are still unanswered, and not much really happened in this book. It was really slow and I often got distracted during reading it. Unlike when I was reading the first book, which I automatically got sucked into.

I just expected so much more for this book. Oh well...



Hopefully book three will be much better.
Amelia, the pragmatic idealist
Hey, one of those shards from the broken bubble is really close to the model's fist, so it looks like she's giving readers the finger.
Lol!
Reynje
2.5 stars

Ally Condie’s much hyped 2010 release Matched was something of a flash in the pan for me. Although it hit shelves with a great deal of fanfare and marketing to-do, beyond the strikingly pretty cover, I found little to get excited over. My feelings were lukewarm, at best.

Crossed proved to be a similarly anti-climatic book for me, although this time I could moderate my pre-reading expectations with my Matched experience. Being in a glass-half-full mood (and not much of a series abandoner
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Thomas
With Crossed, Ally Condie committed the crime of writing a slow-paced, conflict-lacking middle book in a series. I recall enjoying Matched to an extent, but reading Crossed caused me to question my prior positive feelings for Matched.

Condie can write. There were some beautiful phrases and sentences in Crossed. However, for the most part Condie's prose lacked any power or punch - her writing was void of emotion. I noticed it in the first book, but attributed it to Cassia's sheltered lifestyle wit
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Brooke
If the point of this sequel was to provide "food for thought", someone should tell the author over-eating is bad, very very bad, as was this sequel.

About half way through this novel, I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish. This promising series took a turn for the worse. What started out as an intriguing adventure became a forced introspective on the "oh so sad" human condition by way of paragraph after paragraph of what almost read like sermon. I felt a certain obligation to myself to see i
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I Eat Words
Before I attended BEA, I read Matched. With the story fresh on my mind, I decided the first BEA ARC I would read would be Crossed. I was super excited about it mainly because I love the cover. It's so pretty! And it MATCHES (see what I did there?) it's first book. And how cool is she matching the colors after the tablets? I bet the third book will follow the red color scheme. Anyway, after meeting Ally Condie, who is super sweet and told me I look like Cassia, I was all sorts of thrilled to read ...more
Jessica
It's hard to even know exactly where to begin. I wanted so badly to love this book, because I have been dying to read it from the moment I finished Matched last year, which I had given 5-stars to. While Matched is perhaps closer to 4-stars at times, ultimately I found myself very interested in the World that Condie built and in the relationships developed throughout the book. Unfortunately loving Crossed is out of the question and I realized this very early on.

The book begins right where Matched
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Micheline (Lunar Rainbows Reviews)
'Crossed', is the second book in the 'Matched' trilogy and while I know many Matched fans were let down by this second installment, I personally found it just as good as it's predecessor. As it was with Matched, the cover is simple; yet insightful: Cassia is beginning to break through...

'Crossed' features dual narratives; while we keep Cassia's POV, every other chapter features Ky's. I thought this was done very well. Anyone who follows my reviews knows I love getting the boys perspective after
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Liz

“Love changes what is probable and makes unlikely things possible.”


Cassia is in the Outer Provinces, searching for Ky no matter what. Ky is in the Outer Procinves too, he was sent there to die, like many other innocent young man too. The only difference is that Ky is determined not to die.
He flees with Eli and Vick in the canyons and soon Cassia and her new companion Indie follow them.
Cassia is searching for Ky and he is searching for her, but as soon as they find each other everything turns
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Megan Hicks
After Matched, which I had quibbles with but enjoyed, Crossed came as something of a disappointment. Oh, sure, I tore through it in about 4 hours -- and with a bad head cold at that. However, if I hadn't already been invested in Cassia's story from reading Matched, I'm not sure that Crossed would have kept my interest up.

The problem with Crossed? It suffers from a problem common enough in the second book of a trilogy, but more so than any other #2 in a series I've ever read. Crossed is very tra
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Jessica (Books: A true story)
It's like 1984 meets My Side of the Mountain. I took my time reading this book and when I sat back and thought about it, I realized that it was because the writing was just so beautiful. It felt like I was reading poetry. Ally was so good at unfolding the story. Every time I learned something new about the characters or the world, I just ended up with more questions. The biggest question was: "Is everything really what it seems? What's REALLY going on?" One of my favorite things was how much the ...more
Heidi
Two and a half stars: A disappointing follow up!

Cassia finds herself in the farmlands near the Outer Provinces. Day in day out she scratches in the soil planting seeds, tiny specks of hope thrown into the cold ground. Far from all traces of her former life in the center of The Society, including her family, Xander and Ky. She survives on the meager messages that sporadically come from the Port, scraps of love from her parents, who loved and trusted her enough to set her free down her path of dis
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Margaret Stohl
More emotional than MATCHED, if less first-kiss romantic. Ally's voice grows more certain with every book. Like the Pilot in CROSSED, she drags a boulder through the land to make a river and the water just keeps running. I'm looking forward to the last book of the trilogy. Ally's really working on something here, and I can't wait to see where she goes with it.
The Book Queen
May 16, 2015 The Book Queen marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meh
This is the kind of book that makes you lose the will to live.
Johaleesi (formerly JJiReads)
Crossed, the much anticipated sequel to Matched, picks up shortly after Matched leaves off with Cassia working in the fields to try to get to Ky. She spends quite a bit of time there looking for the best opportunity to get to the outer provinces, where she believes Ky is, but is slowly losing hope of finding one. Cassia is about to be moved to another assignment when she receives a visit from Xander, her lifelong friend and actual match assigned to her by The Society. Xander is also who helped s ...more
Jessica
The sequel to MATCHED, if any of you were concerned, is just as good as the original. Condie's writing is so crisp and clear that the book just flows along, and her characters continue to be vivid, real people who you root for and (even more importantly) believe in. There are no sitcom-esque misunderstandings, but people having normal, natural conversations, keeping secrets that need to be kept, revealing secrets when they think the time is right. That, I think, is the true appeal of these books ...more
Lisa
Meh.

Kind of a snoozefest.

I guess that's the problem when every book is broken up into trilogy sized pieces...Book #2 is just a way to pass time between the preface and the denouement...

Although I must say, this middle wasn't just boring..it was boring and improbable.

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9 3/4
3.5/5 Stars

When I read Matched last year I unexpectedly fell in love with it. Dystopian books are becoming more and more popular so it is rare to find a unique one. Matched trilogy is undoubtedly on of the most unique. So I was expecting to like Crossed. And I did loved it, however not so much as I loved Matched.

One of the main factors that make this trilogy so good is Ally Condie's writing style. Her writing is gorgeous. Breathtaking. She really has a way with words. Her book feels like a poem,
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Emily  (ObsessedReader)
3.5 stars.
Really enjoyable. At some points I was a little bored, but overall it was a decent book. The writing is truly beautiful!
I listened to the audio book, which was really well done. I liked that they used a guy to read Kye's chapters, and a girl for Cassia's. It would have been more confusing if one person had read both of the perspectives, mainly because the way the two characters are written can be similar, making it hard to distinguish between the two.
Jessica Harrison
Review via Cracking the Cover

Submission. Rebellion. Truth. All three are elements in Ally Condie‘s Matched trilogy, and all three, when working in concert, make for a captivating read.

In “Crossed,” Cassia follows her heart and leaves the Society behind. It’s a hard decision and could mean never seeing her family or Xander again. But Cassia can’t imagine never seeing Ky, either, and she journeys to the Outer Provinces to find him.

It’s not just a matter of finding Ky, though. Cassia is in search o
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Michele at A Belle's Tales
I am a huge fan of dystopian novels. They are probably my favorite genre right now. I also love a book with tons of action, sitting on the edge of my seat, pulse racing, heart pounding, gasping for air… Sorry… drama queen moment - I’ve never really read anything that actually made me gasp for air… Anyway… While I enjoy the action-packed books, I still appreciate a slower paced, deeper, thought-provoking story, and that is exactly what I found in Crossed. I am a big fan of Matched and have been a ...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Eye catching
Rating: PG-13
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: As interesting as the first book, nothing more.
Characters: Solid
Plot: Change of scenery only brought new conflict.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Possibly
Book Boyfriend: Ky (Xander is still my guy)

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

Things progress on course and I braced myself for what I thought would be an agonizing read based on the first few pages of the story. I was surprised though. Things headed in different direct
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Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband, three sons and one daughter outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.
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