Sunday, 29 April 2012

Crossed by Ally Condie

The Society chooses everything.
The books you read.
The music you listen to.
The person you love.

Yet for Cassia the rules have changed, Ky has been taken and she will sacrifice everything to find him.

And when Cassia discovers Ky has escaped to the wild frontiers beyond the Society there is hope.

But on the edge of society nothing is as it seems ...

A rebellion is rising.

And a tangled web of lies and double-crosses could destroy everything.

The second book in the Matched trilogy, sequel to Matched, and we find Cassia in a work camp trying to get to where she thinks Ky is. Ky is in a village pretending to be a farmer trying to get back to Cassia where he thinks she is - back in Oria. They both know about the rebellion, Ky more than Cassia, and they both hate the Society but can they both have the same ending?

This book was half Cassia's POV and half Ky's, I really liked Ky's narrative. We learn a lot more about his background and how he ended up in Oria as a Markham. Crossed carries on from Matched quite nicely and the story progresses at a nice pace. The good thing about both Cassia and Ky's POV is the back stories come out more, we also get a little bit of background on Xander from Ky as he knows something Cassia doesn't. I especially like that there's some conflict regarding Ky, Cassia and Xander - everything's not as crystal clear as it seems.

Book Depository: Crossed
Amazon UK: Crossed

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