Genre: Dystopian, Sci-fi
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 sure 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 a rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices every thing to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again.
To be very honest, I don't think that Matched deserved the hype that it received. The actual writing was beautiful and poetic but I found the story to be incredibly boring--most of it was just Cassia and Ky bonding. It was really sweet, but nothing swoon worthy, so I wasn't very interested. It may also be, because I'm more of a Xander fan than a Ky one.
With this book, I have the unpopular opinion--I found it more interesting than Matched. In Crossed there was the sense of danger from the Society, that lacked in Matched. This book captured my attention and kept it. Each time something shocking happened, I had my mouth wide-open for a few seconds before grinning ridiculously and squealing as everything was slowly put together like puzzle pieces.
I had a few problems with the writing tough. In this book, we also get Ky's point of view, but you could never turn to tell his or Cassia's apart. It was easier in the beginning because they weren't in the same place and were with different people, but when they came together, I had to flip to the beginning of the chapter to remember whose point of view it was.
I also did not believe the way Cassia caught up to Ky. It seemed very set-up. I also, di dnot like the ending very much. After everything Cassie and Ky went through...[spoiler]. Oh well, I see why Aly Condie wrote it that way; she was making more room for Xander. I wonder if the next book will include Xander's point of view, and if it will still have Ky's.
Dislikes: The way it ended.