Narrated from both Cassia’s and Ky’s point 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.
Unlike Divergent and Insurgent, the second book in this series was just kind of a dud for me. It took me almost 3 months to read and I read 3 other books in the meantime.
It honestly just wasn’t that interesting. I was a little disappointed because I did like Matched. I enjoyed the characters, thought the love story was interesting and the society was interesting, however Crossed failed to bring it back. I feel like this book could’ve been written in two or three chapters. We spent a lot of time wandering without a lot of content; when we weren’t wandering we were contemplating poetry and the other 20% of the time the story was interesting. But I couldn’t get past wanting to skim entire chapters because I just didn’t feel like they mattered all that much.
In addition, the society almost became too much for me to grasp. I couldn’t get a good picture of exactly what we were looking. In books where the author creates this new society (Harry Potter, Divergent, Hunger Games) I think it is super important that your readers can actually follow along and picture this world of yours. I didn’t quite follow Ally Condie and almost felt like I need a picture book to follow along with some of the things she was talking about.
I still enjoyed the love story, although I would’ve liked to hear what the third person in the triangle was doing in the meantime and hope the author brings that around in the third book.
I gave this two stars 🙁 I wish it would’ve been more interesting, but for me, it missed.
I am currently reading Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail and Forgotten God.