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.
©2011 Ally Condie (P)2011 Penguin
A plot, excitement.
Nothing was remotely exciting about this 2nd book. She clearly did not think through the premise of the total book. I was completely bored to tears.
Save your money. This second book is 10% of what Matched was.
I don't know as I only listened on Audio, but having the male and female voices to read the characters is really nice.
Ky, because he was the love interest.
When she finally reaches Ky in the desert.
yes, definitely an enthralling book in the series. I would not recommend the third book.
I'm not sure if this book isn't quite as good as Matched, or I just didn't care for the recording. The story was still good, just not as good. I didn't like either of the voice actors, and there were random bursts of music that were trying to be emotionally manipulative, but ended up just being annoying and weird, or made it hard to hear the story.
No. I really didn't like either of their voices or their acting. Both of them have high reedy voices. I couldn't even hear them when I tried to listen to this in the car. When I tried to listen to it on head phones I had to turn it up so loud it hurt my ears. Also they read it as though every. word. was. the. most. important. word. ever.
Kate Simses is great, as always, but I couldn't stand Jack Riccobono. Every time he speaks as the character Ky he comes off as a whiney overly-dramatic person who is difficult to listen to. The story is good, but not as good as the first book.
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
When Ky and Cassia got to see each other again! I was rooting for them!
No, I liked it, but not as much as the first.
This was a hard one. I really liked Jack Riccobono for Ky, but when he has to do a "Cassia" voice, I was taken out of the story because it was so bad. A boy doing a girl's voice, and not well. I couldn't get past it.
This book is a great follow up to Matched and every bit as good as the first book. It just leaves you waiting for Reached to come out too! I like that you start to get a look into Ky's mind as well and that he gets to narrate part of the book as well. Some of the things that happen are a little more predictable than I might have hoped for, but that doesn't really take away from the story. Since this book really just follows the previous book and the two blend together a bit for me I'll repeat what I had to say about the first book -
The writing is beautiful, I loved so much of the imagery and description in the book. Ally uses some really great literary techniques but makes them feel weightless. It really helped make you feel like you were there. The book makes you think about the prices we pay for the choices we make, and sometimes the prices others have to pay for our choices. It makes you think about the value of even having choices. It is a love triangle book, so if you're getting sick of all the love triangles you might find that aspect of the book a little annoying but if you can get past that aspect of the book the book itself is quite enjoyable.
The narration is also quite excellent. Kate and Jack do a great job of differentiating characters without seeming too over-the-top or over-dramatic.
Overall I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great story that will make you think a little!
I loved how much deeper and more complex the relationships became in this book and where the story led, plus the writing was beautiful! I cant wait for the third!
Ya in the future perhaps, if I have forgotten about it.
Matched/Crossed is most like the Delirium series of books. Girl fights society for the love of a boy that was not chosen for her by the society. Bother book series than lead into adventure.
I loved how the audio booked was separated by a male and female voice actor by every other chapter. The male voice covered the boy chapters and same for the lady voice reading the girls chapters. It kept the book feeling new and more on edge.
A father burying his daughter. I'll let you find out!!!
This book was wonderful and I can't wait for the 3rd audio book to come out.
Love to read and get lost in my books! I started listening to audio books about a year ago (as I work-out) and love it- keeps me exercising. I then usually buy the good ones and read them all over again.
Ky- his character development and the voice of the male narrator- Much better, He brings Ky to life
Divergent Trilogy, Enclave and the like. Dystopian Society
Movies never capture a book correctly but.. Do you be who SOCIETY wants you to be or do you be YOU
Second book very well written, brought tears to my eyes multiple times.
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to a friend and actually have. I really like the first book in the series and this is the second. I can hardly wait for the third book in the trilogy to come out!
Partly, I liked the "big brother is watching" type of thing. And how the main character and her friend found ways to get around it.
She read the part about the main girl and he read the parts about the boy and the mix was great. You saw the differing points of view more with the two voices.
It was very hard to put down. But at the same time I didn't want to finish it. I wanted it to last a long time.
Someone else said that they couldn't get into this book. I didn't have that problem at all. But if you do feel that way, keep reading. It seems to get better and better and more exciting all the way.
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