Sunday, 22 January 2012

Crossed , by Ally Condie

Paperback, 376 pages
Published November 24th 2011 by Razor Bill (first published November 1st 2011)
0141333065 (ISBN13: 9780141333069)
original title


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 he wild frontiers beyond the Society there is hope.

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


And a tangled web of lies and double-crosses could destroy everything.
My Review
In many ways the second book is just as engaging as the first book because right from the word go you find yourself with all these questions needing answers, just needing to see what is happening and what is to happen. The passion in this piece is very clear and it shows that this is a story of uniqueness and originality. The characters are always well defined to make you believe in them and to also listen to them and imagine them. What I like about the story though is the way the author is not afraid to touch areas that would perhaps be taboo. The book sort of reminds me of a cross between the imortal instruments series and the hunger games series. There seems to be similarities from the two running in this book, but its also its own sort of novel that you can't help to fall in love with it.  The story between Ky and Cassia is rather catching because there just seems to be something so romantic about it. Its truly expressive and I felt that you could fall in love with the characters as well. However, here you realize that there is a lot more to this relationship than what meets the eyes at first. There just seems to be something going on.

Yet at the same time the book is just a spine covered book full of mysteries. It seemed to have things going on that didnt always fully make sense. Such as why was cassia where she was meant to be? what was going to happen with her and xander, what is the big secret that they all seem to have? but the ending is just the perfect cliffhanger. its one of those endings that is a cliff hanger but does not necessarily come across as one. Its just expressive and engaging because you want to know what happens now, especially due to the fact that Cassia has been sent back to the society. Surely all hell is about to break loose.

The new characters that were introduced here as well also seemed to develop well throughout the book and they did have a lot of energy and depth to them as well. However, I will state and say that although the second book was good it was not as good as the first one which seemed to have so much more to it. I will read this series over and over though because regardless of that fact, there was just something to it that held me there within its words.

didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing

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