Crossed by Ally Condie


Title: Crossed
Author: Ally Condie
Pages: 367
Release: November 1st, 2011

Synopsis:(from Goodreads)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.
My Thoughts:
Crossed is a really great addition to the Matched trilogy, but while it may be important to the series, it leaves you wishing you would’ve had more. The story is completely about a journey and please don’t get me wrong, it’s a great journey, it really is! However, I would have loved to have more of a solid destination point to the novel.

Let me try to explain better: Crossed is about Cassia trying to find Ky and vice versa. I was under the impression that when she found him, the story might stabilize a little, but there was just more traveling and more moving through the whole thing. It lacked a lot of action and was sort of anti-climactic. It kind of reminds me of the game, The Oregon Trail because the whole game is about surviving the journey and that’s pretty much it. Just keep traveling and stay alive and that is very much how Crossed is.

Also we, as fans of the Matched trilogy are even jipped on our obligatory mushy reunion scene with Ky and Cassia. Simply put, it doesn’t really happen. So, is it a good book? Yes, but as a fan you might feel disappointed. Is it worth reading? Yes, but only if you really liked Matched. I think this book was an okay read and I don’t regret it. I do believe that Reached(the next in the series) will be much more exciting from how Crossed ends, so I am looking forward to that.

In Short:
Rating: 3/5
Purchase or Check Out?: Purchase (just to have it to complete your series)
Would I read it again?: No


  1. Lovely review:) I haven`t read this one, but I read another book from this writer:)

  2. I have seen many reviews that really hated Crossed and loved Matched. I loved Crossed and the way it felt so much different than Matched, but I see your point about the reunion. It was sort of restrained, wasn't it?

  3. Nice review, haven't heard of this trilogy, though :(
    Too bad that it wasn't as satisfying :/

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian