Sunday, 4 September 2011

Crossed by Ally Condie (ARC Review)

Genre: Dystopian
Number of Pages: 384
For ages 13+

"In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever." -Goodreads

I have to say, this may be a cruddy review. My apologies right here, right now. I'm helping out at my sister-in-laws store for a local fair this weekend, so I'm having to write this in between working the cash register.

I have had this book for I don't know how long and I forgot ALL about it. So when I was biting my finger nails to see what the next amazing book I could get my hands on was I found it!

Crossed by Ally Condie was rather fantastic, I must say! Maybe even better than Matched? Maybe... maybe not. I was thoroughly engrossed in this book. (I decided to give you that intelligent little gem of a word.)

I hadn't read Matched in about a year so I was a little confused when I started out reading the book. I didn't know who was who. So I had to think a little. Terrible, right? I had forgotten who Xavier was or who Ky even was. I was suffering from terrible memory loss. Luckily, lovely Ally explained many things from the book before so I could follow along and then realize lots of details. I think that all sequels should have that. I know many do, but the reader (like me) may have not read the first book in a while.

The romance was very nice. It took a while to get to the romance, but it was well worth the wait. In Matched I was a die hard Xavier fan, but once I read Crossed, I have to say I'm leaning towards Ky. That was quite hard for me to say, actually.

There were some parts that did drag a tad or some parts that I just didn't understand, but for the most part it was great! I definitely suggest you read it when it comes out on November first!

I give this book 4 out of 5 diva crowns. Loved it!


Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the review. I just won an ARC of this and my daughter's reading it. I sometimes forget details in the sequel too so I'm glad there will be reminders.

Jewelz said...

Thanks for reading :)