Searching for the Rebellion

Allie Condie's Crossed takes the reader back to Oren, or at lease back to the people who used to inhabit Oria, and the fight for control of Free Will.  The story picks up with Cassia, now exiled to the outer provinces, and her struggle to reunite with Ky and find the Rising.  It also brings us a little closer to Xander and imparts some interesting revelations about his character.  The book is full of deception, sacrifice, secrets, and testing relationships.  As the characters struggle toward personal growth and the Rising, the reader is asked to question motives and actions on a constant basis.  Who do we trust?  Who should Cassia trust?  Where is everything going to lead?  Will the Rising be everything the citizens (and the reader) want it to be?  What will happen once Cassia is fighting from WITHIN the Society?  And who will she choose?  So many questions to answer!

"Everyone has something of beauty about them....You notice the back of a hand, the turn of ahead, the way of a walk.  When you first love, you look blind and you see it all as the glorious, beloved whole, or a beautiful sum of beautiful parts.  But when you see the one you love as pieces, as whys--why he walks like this, why he closes his eyes like that--you can love those parts, too, and it's a love at once more complicated and more complete" (346)
I was so looking forward to Allie Condie's Crossed, the sequel to her first book in the Matched series.  While I did enjoy the rather easy read, I was disappointed overall.  It was good, don't get me wrong, but for some reason it didn't captivate my attention as much as the first book in the series.  Maybe I was disappointed in the fact that things seemed to be resolved a little too easily for my liking.  There were a few twists and turns that were unexpected, and that I rather enjoyed, but I guess I was underwhelmed by the entire story.  I'd still suggest reading it and, honestly, I am so looking forward to the conclusion of the series and the release of the final book...soon please ;)


  1. When the conclusion is released I'll start this series. So many seem disappointed with the second book. I'm hoping the third one is better.


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