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Crossed by Ally Condie
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Oct 28, 11

Read from October 20 to 26, 2011

Originally Posted on IceyBooks

It seemed like everyone was waiting for Crossed. When I saw the cover revealed, I smiled. When I saw a copy on my doorstep, I beamed. When I opened it to the first pages, I thought . When I read on, more and more, I frowned.

Crossed, the 'hotly anticipated sequel to Matched' by Ally Condie, was a disappointment. How? How could this happen? I was devasted, angry. The story moved at a snail's pace. The plot I expected Crossed to cover was a lot less. This is one of those books that simply serve as a way to connect book one and book three. Nothing more, nothing less.

Crossed was narrated by Ky and Cassia, alternating between chapters. I liked the idea of getting inside Ky's head, though I couldn't exactly diffrentiate between his voice and Cassia's.

And though I didn't like the story, I liked Ally Condie's writing. I don't love it, but it certainly has a lilt and poetic way to it. And a certain character's death was well-ppaced, filling me with sorrow and angst, just how Condie must have anticipated. But that was it. That was the only emotion I felt, other than wanting to reach the end and get to another book.

So will I continue the trilogy? Yes, I know the conclusion to the Matched trilogy will hold answers and cover much more. In a nutshell, I'd say, if you're expecting action and adventure in the second installment to Matched, you might just end up disappointed.
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Gabrielle Carolina Eh? Oh, no! Did you like book one?


Hafsah Laziaf I did, but this one... don't get me started.


Gabrielle Carolina F.H. wrote: "I did, but this one... don't get me started."

Oh, no! Well, if you want to trade it to me, I do still want to read it and I have some ARCs I can't sell to HPB.


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Jennifer I hate it that the plot moved at a snails pace after such an intense ending to Matched. I still want to read it.


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