Crossed by Ally Condie
The Society chooses everything.
The books you read.
The music you listen to.
The person you love.
Yet for Cassia the rules have changed. Ky has been taken and she will sacrifice everything to find him.
And when Cassia discovers Ky has escaped to the wild frontiers beyond the Society there is hope.
But on the edge of society nothing is as it seems…
A rebellion is rising.
And a tangled web of lies and double-crosses could destroy everything.
Y’all know I love dual perspectives!!!
Unfortunately, that is about the only thing that I enjoyed about this book. This one was incredibly slow which makes for a boring read.
One thing that I really disliked about this book was the constant repeating of the poetry. I guess that’s a plus if you’re really into poetry. But I am not and it was repetitive and annoying.
As for the actual story, finding out that the blue pills were poisoned actually made a lot of sense. Why would Society ever expect you to need them unless you run away from them? Of course it would be easier for them to just kill you.
I am starting to think that the Society is the Enemy. I mean, they want all Aberrations and Anomalies dead right? Send them to the Outer Provinces and drop bombs on them. Cruel, but something that a control freak government (like this one) would do.
I was a little heart broken when Vick died.
I have an issue with Cassia wanting to take the red tablet just to know if she’s “special.” Like, wait until you actually need it. Don’t go around taking memory loss pills just to try it.
This whole thing about Indie being in love with Xander is freaking ridiculous. SHE’S NEVER EVEN MET HIM!!! All she know about him is 1. He’s Cassia’s Match and 2. He’s a part of the Rising. None of that constitutes love. You can’t fall in love with someone that you don’t know.
So I’m not sure how I feel about this ending. Ky and Cassia spend all this time searching for each other just to fight and then get separated again. And then it ends with her talking about seeing Xander again. Like, it just feels weird to me.
On the bright side, the next book is also dual perspective and starts from Xander’s point of view so that will be interesting.
Sadly, this book only gets 2 out of 5 stars.
Because I’ve read 2/3 of the series, I can’t stop now. Hopefully Reached will provide some redemption.
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