Friday, July 20, 2012

CROSSED by Ally Condie

Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken by the Society to his sure death--only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of a rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices every thing to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again.
Narrated from both Cassia's and Ky's point of view, this hotly anticipated sequel to Matched will take them both to the edge of Society, where nothing is as expected and crosses and double crosses make their path more twisted than ever.

First line:
"I'm standing in a river. It's blue. dark Blue. Reflecting the color of the evening sky."

Another good read from Ally Condie.
Ky is taken to be a village decoy and will die. Cassia is making her way across several provinces to find Ky. Cassia and Ky tell their stories in alternate chapters.
Each character is new and crisp and real. And do you know what I really liked? There was no misunderstandings between the chracarters like we have in junior high and sitcoms. Real dialogue, real characters, real problems.
 Secrets are kept to save each other and given when needed. Ky and Cassia come to know and understand some of their weaknesses and come to terms with them.
Ms. Condie writes beautifully and pens many amazing lines in this book. Sometimes too many and I have to stop and reread them. There was a lot of internal dialoguing in this book. It was slower paced than Matched, I thought but more info into the characters and why they act--and react--the way they do.
I'll read REACHED when it comes out.

More insight into characters

Slower book
Waiting for the next one

Rating: G
V: Death, fighting
L: No
S: No

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