Crossed (Matched Trilogy Series #2)

Crossed (Matched Trilogy Series #2)

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by Ally Condie

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The highly anticipated second book in the New York Times bestselling Matched trilogy!

Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky—taken by Society to his certain death—only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons.  On this wild frontier are glimmers of

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The highly anticipated second book in the New York Times bestselling Matched trilogy!

Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky—taken by Society to his certain 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 rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game.  On the edge of Society, nothing is as expected, and crosses and double crosses make Cassia's path more twisted than ever.

Look for the epic series finale, REACHED!

Editorial Reviews

"I couldn't change myself. This epiphany led me to the realization that I didn't love easily, but when I did, I loved with all of myself and I loved completely." The lynchpin novel of Ally Condie's Matched trilogy finds Cassia in the dangerous Outer Provinces in full pursuit of her beloved Ky. Fortunately, he is at least temporarily safe, but rapidly evolving developments offer her little opportunity for tranquility. With each passing event, threats and potential betrayals seem closer; unless Ally acts, her future will be forever locked closed. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.

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Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
Matched Trilogy Series, #2
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Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
HL630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Praise for Crossed:

“Cassia and Ky grapple with secrets, wilderness and the tumultuous meanings of love in the second installment of this addictive, layered dystopic trilogy… Although two-boys-one-girl triangles run rife in this genre, Condie’s is complicated and particularly human, involving real emotional scars… Both rich and easy to digest, this will leave fans hungry for the third book.” - Kirkus, starred review

“Told in alternating chapters from their points of view, the book gives readers full access to the hearts and minds of two memorable characters. Their needs, love, and internal conflicts are palpable. Their voices are distinct and authentic, and the writing is often poetic.” - School Library Journal

“This is more than just a placeholder between the first and last parts of a trilogy… Condie effectively sets the stage for the final chapter in Cassia’s story by leaving the reader hanging at the end of the book. Matched fans will devour this book and be eager for the concluding one.” - VOYA

“…vivid, poetic writing… Condie immerses readers in her characters’ yearnings and hopes.” - Publishers Weekly

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Crossed (Matched Trilogy Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1454 reviews.
B-Sandra More than 1 year ago
When I read Matched it kind of reminded me of a mix between The Giver and the Hunger Games but it still had its own identity. Can't wait for this book!!!
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this novel. I loved the characters, the plot. it was hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Matched was very epic. It reminded me of Lois Lowry's The Giver, they both had a dictatorship like "Society". When I finished Matched , I was heartbroken and then started searching for a sequel. Now that there is for sure going to be one, I am soooo happy. CANT WAIT FOR IT!!!!
Megoo More than 1 year ago
I was surprised at how good Matched was, its not like the Hunger Games (many books involve a dictator like society and love triangle). Its one of those books that don't have you on the edge of your seat throughout the book but once your done its like WHOA! THAT WAS AWESOME! So I do highly recommend the book, i personally am dying for Crossed to become available!
SilverPL More than 1 year ago
I read the first book Matched and it was like love at first read! i LOVED it! It was a breath of relief although it resembled the hunger games a bit too much still I have very high standards for a good book and well let's see if it meets it! I would definitely recommend it!
William Powley More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved matched!! I have been so anxious for the next book to come out!! I really want to know who she will end up with....i still have hopes for Xander..:)
lordofbooks More than 1 year ago
I love the matched trilogy series. I have read all books, loved them and can't wait to read the next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Crossed is the second in the Matched series by Ally Condie. In Crossed, Cassia has been taken to a camp, where she labors each day for the Society and secretly plots a way to find Ky. She’s no longer the girl excited for her Matched Ceremony, just another sheep in the herd; she’s determined to find him, at almost any cost. I really liked Matched a lot, even though it has less action than most other books in the dystopian genre. There is a particular sinister undercurrent to the Society that I enjoyed immensely. Crossed didn’t have as much of that, because hey, you already know they’re sinister so the cat’s out of the bag, right? Crossed becomes about Cassia trying to reach Ky, wherever he is, and also trying to leave the Society. There is no Pleasantville-esque landscape; the world around her is rough and tumble, barren and dry. But what I found really scary is not only what the Society controlled within their walls, but what they controlled outside as well. Just how far are they willing to go to control their people? You’ll have to read to find out, but it’s kind of crazy. Cassia and Ky have been sent to camps where bombs are dropped by the “Enemy” nightly and they have to act like decoy villagers. I have a feeling there is no Enemy; these are all anomalies and abberations, the Society doesn’t care about them! Ally Condie builds on her characters throughout Crossed. Cassia is much stronger than she was in Matched, but she also doesn’t feel so front and center either. A lot of that has to do with the dual-perspective, because Crossed is written in first-person, from both Cassia AND Ky’s point of view. I’ve never been a fan of that, although it was done pretty elegantly in Crossed. I still had a hard time figuring out whose chapter it was though, because I would miss their name at the beginning of it and have to flip back. But I digress. As I was saying, before I so rudely interrupted myself with my own tangent, Cassia grows as a character throughout Crossed and I enjoyed that. Gone is the little sheep who believes whatever anyone tells her and in place of that is a strong woman, willing to fight for what she believes in. We really get to know Ky in Crossed in a way we never did in Matched. He is such a deep character, much deeper than originally portrayed and he has been faced with such tragedy…we finally get to know his story. I really like him. Xander is SUCH a surprise. I really love Xander. For the second time ever, I have no idea who I want a character to end up with in a love triangle – Ky or Xander? Who do you think it should be? Condie gives us other characters that are also very fascinating: Vick and Indie were my two favorites. Vick was a hard character to “read” but in the end, I understood him very well. Indie was also very hard to “read” and seemed as though she had her own agenda. I had a hard time figuring out if she had ulterior motives or if she was genuine. I went back and forth on her very often. Condie details them both richly. So yes, while Crossed wasn’t as good as Matched, it is still quite entertaining. I’m really hoping for a lot of action in the last book, especially considering where Crossed takes us. I had a hard time putting it down and I definitely recommend it to any fan of Matched or the dystopian genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying the Matched Series by Ally Condie. The second book has not disappointed on the continuation of Cassia's journey to find her true match.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Matched was decent, at the very least. I even recomended it to a couple of friends. However, Crossed fell flat on its face. What ever happened to the seemingly "perfect" Ky? He was replaced with a carbon copy of Edward Cullen. :( Crossed was rather dry in plot, with little action. Not imppressed, Ally Condie. Oh well, I guess I am too used to my Divergent, Gone, and Maze Runner. Recommened for - 12 and up, people who are not action fans but want a dystopian book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just got it and cant stop reading it very good dont hesate read it but read matcged first or you would not get it .....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so disapointed there was so much potential and not any climax its like i kept waiting for the ball to get rolling but there was infact no ball i barely got through it.
Leeloo6 More than 1 year ago
Excellent read!!! Honestly, in my opinion, i really enjoyed this book more than the first one. I really enjoyed how you could read Ky's thoughts and Cassia's in different chapters. It really showed the strong and passionate connection they have with each other. Also, I love how the suspense grew when Cassia was getting closer and closer to Ky and it drove me CRAZY in a good way! Read.The.Book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read Matched extremely good book. but then again im sorta into the whole forbidden love thing. but even if u rnt then give it a try its worth it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was rlly good!!!!!! Every series has tht one book u have a hard time getting through this was tht book. But it was amazing!!! I enjoyed and looked forward ti every single chapter. Now im on the last book in the series and im already hooked on it!!!!! Please read this book!!!! (-:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The First Book was a winner! This one not so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Matched was creaive and awesome. Crossed is istill a decent tale but takes a sharp turn into the melodramatic obsession-romance category of edward and bella. Please, go back to your own unique voice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was my least favorite in the series. I almost did not read the 3rd book because of this one. But i am glad i did. 1st and 3rd books definitely make the more boring parts of this one worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didnt like it as much as i thought i would. I was expecting more excitment, like the first book. I felt as though the middle part of this book was unneeded and it was just put there as a filler. But thats just my oppinon :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wih she would just get over Ky, marry Xander, and get on with life. I am not going to read the 3rd book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. Apparently, if you like this book then you need to read divergent. When i saw Divergent i freaked out because my best friend read it and i thought it sounded stupid. But now that i know that it is awesome and a lot of people like it, i might as well beg my dad to get it for me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book and the first book in the series Matched
sAmmiedj814 More than 1 year ago
I am seriously going to start counting down the days until this book comes out. i loved the first book and the emotion really stuck with me. The romance and suspense always kept me reading and i couldnt put it down. Ally Condie.. I love you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NOPE! Only finishing the book because I paid for it and want to get my money's worth. The writing is still so monotone!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Condie is an excellent writer but this sequel was no where near where my expectations had it at. There was no plot twist or answers to any questions. There reunion was dull and unrealistic. Their love for each other just comes out as an awkward tension.