product page: The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy 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.
I liked Matched a lot and was anxious to see what Crossed would bring. It wasn't disappointing. I liked the fact that Cassia was stronger and more independent in this book. There are some surprises that I never saw coming. I like the new characters added to the mix as well. I really enjoyed the time they all spent in the canyon, and getting to know the farmers that came from that area. Whenever I read these books it always brings me around to thinking about This Perfect Day by Ira Levin (re-released and I desperately need to re-read). I think it's very dystopian nature reminds me of it. However, I would swear there are little whisperings around the edges that smack of similarity (only in minor details). It's left off in a place making me want more. I can't wait to read the third installment. So definitely pick this one up and do yourself a favor and pick up This Perfect Day as well. I'm giving this one 4 1/2 kisses!!