Title : Crossed
Series : Matched #2
Pages : 367
Author : Ally Condie
Publisher : Dutton Juvenile
Format : Hardcover
Source : Bought
"Crossed, Crossed, mighty crossed,
Do not go gentle into that good night,
When I have crossed the bar.
Across the waves and to the shore,
I climb into the dark for you
Are you waiting in the stars for me?"
This poem describes the book perfectly, from my opinion.
Crossed wasn't well received in the reader community, I might say, as I read the deceived reviews. But I don't understand why. I think it's the fact that the story doesn't evolve much in this book, but for me, that's what I loved about the book. I had bought five books at the same time, but even though I wanted to begin with Crossed, I decided to wait, because waiting is so much fun, since you (I) can imagine different scenarios, different characters entering the story, as well as the Society crumpling. So, when I finally dug into Crossed, I couldn't stop myself from reading it quickly, but I still appreciated every enticing detail of the book.
The story still evolves around Cassia, but you have to point-of-view (POV): Cassias POV and Ky's POV. While some people found that Ky's POV wasn't good in the book, I thought it added some spike to the already awesome book. I liked the new characters, like Indie, and I deeply hope that she and Xander get together. Yet another well-evolved is Xander. He is so sweet, and *little minor spoiler* I was so surprised that he was part of the rebellion *minor spoiler is done!!*
The writing was purely awesome. Most people don't like how the story is slowly written, but I think that's what is special and unique about it; it's what I love about it. It may be slow-paced, but the details are great.
The cover is so beautiful, and it looks great on my bookshelf!