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.

WARNING, THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS...I'M NOT SURE.

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.

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