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Book rating: 03 Paperback Matched

By (author) Ally Condie

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 198mm x 26mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 014134010X
  • ISBN 13: 9780141340104
  • Sales rank: 4,113

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Rules are different outside the Society. Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again. Narrated from both Cassia's and Ky's points of view, this hotly anticipated sequel to Matched will take them both to the edge of Society, where nothing is as expected and crosses and double-crosses make their path more twisted than ever...This is the sensational second book in the series and follow-up to acclaimed international bestseller, "Matched".

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Ally Condie used to teach high school English in Utah and in upstate New York. Currently, she is employed by her three little boys, who keep her busy playing trucks and building blocks. The bestselling first book in this series, Matched, was her first novel.

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By Najla Qamber 21 Sep 2013 3

I was reluctant to continue the ‘Matched’ series, because I lost the drive to continue it even though I liked the first book a lot. I remember loving the poetic writing style and how beautifully the plot was written out in each chapter. But I learned not to expect the second book will be as good as the first one.

And true to my expectations, Crossed by Ally Condie was disappointing. It did have the same poetic writing style and beautiful breezy formatting and plot division. But it was too poetic that I just started getting bored really fast.

There was too much inner monologuing and way too much references to actual poems. And eventually, the book felt like it didn’t have much substance.

The plot continues where the first book left out and follows the characters Cassia and Ky, each getting their own chapters right after each other. I usually loved how some authors like to divide the chapters like that and the way we get to know what's on the mind of both the female and male protagonist. But in this book, I just hated it. And the only thing the book made me feel was impatience because I wanted the book to end!

Crossed by Ally Condie is well-written but lacks the plot and factor to keep a reader interested. A good read for the fans of the ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’

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(Praise for Matched): Unmissable Marie Claire Poetic, page-turning prose Telegraph Beautifully written, touching and intelligent Daily Mirror This smart and imaginative story is utterly thrilling Closer