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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Book Review: Crossed by Allie Condie (Matched #2)

Summary: 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.

Crossed (Matched, #2)Review: So I finally finished it! Sometimes I lie to goodreads about how long I have been reading a book, as I'm too ashamed to admit the truth, and that is the case with this one. I started reading it a while ago, and got less than 1/3 through before giving up. I then read a few other books, but after enouragement continued to read this one (after being told that the finale to the series is set to be amazing).

This book is the kind that doesn't hold your interest, you just have to plough your way through. The characters don't connect with you and you just don't care anymore if they live or die or fall out of love.

To be honest, I don't remember if 'Matched' held much intrigue either (I imagine not) and as with 'Wither' by Lauren DeStefano the idea behind the book is amazing, but the story just doesn't deliver. I feel really bad for saying this but it just wasn't all that good (better than some though).
So... 3.1 stars (because it didn't make me want to "microwave my face").

You would like: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I like this series but I don't love it. It is shame that you don't like this series, but at least it didn't make you want to "microwave your face" ;)


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