Thursday, September 13, 2012

Audio Review: Crossed by Ally Condie

Crossed (Matched, #2)

Title: Crossed
Author: Ally Condie
Narrator: Kate Simses, Jack Riccobono
Publisher: Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition
Release Date: November 1, 2011
ISBN-10: 1611760100
ISBN-13: 978-1611760101
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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 find it hard to review books that I feel very neutrally toward.  Crossedis going to be one of those reviews.
I didn’t like Cassia at all.  She was very much one-tracking it throughout the whole book.  Her singular motivation for bucking the system was to find Ky.  [SPOILER] Then, having found him, she switches her motivation to finding the Rising.  I couldn’t relate to her or to her reason for doing all that she did.  She was too empty.

Ky was the hero of Crossed.  We learned so much about him, about his life, about his reasons for doing what he was doing.  I could relate to him, felt for him, and appreciated his vulnerability as a character in the story.  What I don’t understand is why he loves the brainless, vapid, and purposeless Cassia.

There is an amazing supporting cast that I like better than Cassia, too.  Did you hear me: I don’t like Cassia.

Will I read book 3? Not sure.  Will I recommend these books.  Probably not so much.

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  1. Yeah, this book angered me to know end. It was just one big pointless circle and I never liked Ky to begin with so I couldn't care about his story which was, you're right, the most interesting.

  2. See, I know this series wasn't going to be a match for me (HA. HA. HA) for exactly the same reason. Cassia is ANNOYING. I hated her voice, I hated her reasoning, I hated her world. Sad to see that there really isn't an improvement in the sequel. Regardless, thanks for you review!!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  3. I read Matched when it came out but I didn't like it at all, mostly because Cassia annoyed me. I'm glad to know I didn't miss anything by not reading Crossed. Thanks for the honest review Rebecca :).


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