Friday, January 25, 2013

Molly Reviews: Crossed by Ally Condie

Title: Crossed
Author: Ally Condie
Pages: 367
Publishing Company: Penguin
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
ISBN: 0525423656
My Rating: Photobucket 
Synopsis: Cassia and Ky both narrate their quests crossing the ochre mountainous Carving to reach their love. She seeks the resistance, The Rising led by the Pilot, but does he? New teen friends red-haired Indie, fishing Vic, and chatty Eli 11, join them. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.


Review: I was very disappointed with this book. Crossed is the second book in the Matched trilogy. Matched was very well written and I thought that it was an amazing book. Crossed feels like a waste of paper. There was a lot of writing that was unnecessary; such as when Cassia and Indie were going through the Carving by themselves. I didn't think that section of the story needed to be as long as it was. 
I also feel that there didn't have to be two narrators. Yes, it answered a lot of questions about Ky's past, but I feel like the best part about Ky is his mystery. Knowing more about him now makes it harder to keep everything straight. It was also very difficult to keep who was narrating straight. I kept getting confused and had to go back to the beginning of the chapter to figure out who's story I was reading.
Crossed didn't even begin to start holding my interest until around the 200 page mark. Ally Condie also went from calling the Carving to the canyon in the middle of the story which really annoyed me. The romance was also extremely mediocre and childish and I wanted to slap Cassia across the face. 
In the end, I will still read Reached so that this story will be finished, but I at least hope that Reached  has a climax.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2013

Happy New Year!!!
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful winter break. I am absolutely dreading going to school tomorrow. This break was not long enough. Anyways, this weeks Top Ten Tuesday is about the books that we are going to read in the New Year.

1. Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin : I don't know why I haven't read this book yet, seeing as I own it and it's been burning a hole through my desk for the past few months. I definitely have to start this series this year.
2. Frostbite by Richelle Mead : I absolutely loved Vampire Academy and I definitely have to read the sequel this year. These books are just too good to pass up!
3. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green : I got this book as a gift for Christmas and it finishes my collection of John Green books. I am extremely excited to read this one.
4. Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater : These are two books that I have been dying to read for the longest time. I was thrilled when I found these two books over the summer. They're signed as well.
5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer : This book has gotten such good reviews and I feel like I'm the only one who hasn't read it yet!!
6. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith : Again, another book that has been read by everyone except me!
7. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein : I have to read it sooner or later. I mean come on, it's The Hobbit.
8. Guardian of the Gate and Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink : The first book in the trilogy was absolutely amazing, I had completely forgotten that she had finished the series. I have so much to catch up on this year.
9. My Stephen King Compilation from Barnes & Noble : I just love Stephen King, he's an absolutely amazing author.
10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor : This book just looks so good and I feel like I'm one of the few people who hasn't read it yet.

That's all for this Tuesday! I hope you all have a wonderful week :)