Wednesday, July 13, 2011
"Waiting on" Wednesday: Crossed (Matched Trilogy #2) by Ally Condie
"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are barely able to restrain our ethusiasm for.
My pick this week is Crossed by Ally Condie due out November 1, 2011 by Dutton Juvenile.
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.
While touted as the next "Hunger Games," for me the first book got off to a slow start with Cassia living by the rules of the Society instead of being a rebel right off the bat like Katniss was. However, once I got into the story and the conflict that Cassia feels when she gets more than one option in her Marriage choice. I started to feel that she was more rebellious when she started following her own instincts instead of what the Society wanted her to do. I'm looking forward to seeing how far she goes and what she does to get there.