Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Crossed: Review

Crossed (Matched, #2)
Author: Ally Condie
Series: Matched #2
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 367


Cassia and Ky both narrate their quests crossing the ochre mountainous Carving to reach their love. She seeks the resistance, The Rising led by the Pilot, but does he? New teen friends red-haired Indie, fishing Vic, and chatty Eli, join them. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts:

Cassia and Ky venture through the carving to find each other and to search for The Rising. Will they be able to find it?

There really wasn't much going on in this book when it comes to the plot. Throughout most of this story Cassia, Ky, and friends are just wandering around in the wilderness reciting poetry and looking for The Rising and the Pilot. I didn't feel like there was enough action and excitement. I also didn't feel like the plot developed much either although you did get to know the characters a little better which was nice.

The story was narrated by both Ky and Cassia, alternating every chapter. I did enjoy reading from both of their points of views but I found it to be a tad bit confusing. The two characters didn't have a distinct voice and I found it hard to differentiate between the two. I would just be reading along wondering, "Why is Cassia talking about herself in that way?" when I'd flip back to the beginning of the chapter and realize Ky was the one narrating. That was frustrating to me. I struggled with this throughout the entire book. I wish the author would have done a better job with giving her characters their own "voices".

So while I found this book to be somewhat boring at times and thought Matched was a lot better, I will be reading Reached. I am hoping the next book will be a lot more interesting and of course, I have to see how it all ends. I did enjoy reading this book but it wasn't the greatest.



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