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Crossed

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Amazon Customer Murfreesboro, TN, United States 10-30-13
    Amazon Customer Murfreesboro, TN, United States 10-30-13 Member Since 2013

    I just tell you if a book is bad :)

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    "A little less talk and a lot more action, please?"
    What would have made Crossed better?

    The plot was dragging. The long separation of the two main characters- the plodding mushy sentimentality -it was a little too much for a little too long. I'll admit that I fast forwarded- partly due to long internal dialogues- (in the male's narrator's nasal voice that was quite irritating and whiny!) and partly due to the lack of action. I don't think that this book was even necessary. It seems like this was filler. I haven't read or listened to the last book, but I believe everything probably could have been condensed into one large novel.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something else. The same male narrator is used on the last book. If I do complete the series, I will read the book and not purchase the audio version.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The girl character is okay. She sounds a little young, but does a decent job. The male narrator is absurd. He has an annoying voice- nasal and weak. When an audio version is used to represent the entire character- it is important that the voice be able to represent that character well. His representation of the female characters is grating as well.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I did cry. There were some truly emotional moments. Unfortunately it is hard to get invested in either character when the perspective is constantly shifting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Colorado Springs, CO, United States 10-01-12
    Emily Colorado Springs, CO, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2016

    Michelle

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    "Decent Young Adult Fantasy Romance"

    It is well written for its genre. Although it uses many ideas from similar books it is an interesting listen for a young adult romance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-31-12
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2017

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "Oh young love...."
    What did you love best about Crossed?

    That they made it! I wish they would have ran away together, but I hope in the next book they get to be together forever.....such strong young people....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This time its Ky...he is so very complex....he is an honorable young man....


    What does Kate Simses and Jack Riccobono bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They bring the characters to life with great emotion...its a good book....I hope number 3 is available soon...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes and no,,,,the best part was the beginning and the end....the middle was good...and worth reading...but the beginning and end were great....


    Any additional comments?

    read it....you will like it...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kaui 07-12-12
    Kaui 07-12-12 Member Since 2016

    I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks

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    "Pretty good dystopian JA fiction read"

    Book #2 (of a planned 3?) to Matched. Vague sketches of the Society are flushed out, but I am worried that this trilogy will end up like the Maze Runner: first two books are interesting enough but the third will fail to tie up all loose ends tantalizingly introduced in the first two books. We will see. One reviewer wanted more romance – are we kidding?! It was sort of Barbara Cartland for teens – rather annoying and a bit concerning given the target age of the reader. But, nevertheless, this is an interesting story of another dystopian society with oppressed teens searching for a way to be free.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dianna 06-03-12
    Dianna 06-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't wait for book three!"
    What did you love best about Crossed?

    Rediscovering what young love felt like


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Crossed?

    When Ky and Cassia find each other


    What about Kate Simses and Jack Riccobono ’s performance did you like?

    They are believable for the ages they are portraying


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No not really


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angel 05-23-17
    Angel 05-23-17
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    "Half monotone with distracting music"

    I really don't like the voice of Ky. The way he says "s" along with the fact that he's COMPLETWLY MONOTONE knocked my rating down by 2 stars. The last missing star is for the music- it is too loud, unnecessary, distracting, and doesn't make sense with the story. I'm just thankful that it's not frequent. The voice of Cassia and the storyline solely carried this audiobook. Such a shame. I'm NOT looking forward to the next one being 100% him, but I can't stop now.

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    S. Gering 05-10-17
    S. Gering 05-10-17

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    "For young teens."

    A great story of self discovery, and also awareness. This book explores creativity, as well as love and just action against evil.

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    M. Landry Dallas, TX USA 04-13-17
    M. Landry Dallas, TX USA 04-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Capturing! Great for a 2nd book in a series."

    This book was incredible! I was sucked into a different world, and I didn't want to stop listening. It wasn't as good as "Matched" but it was very good for the second book in a series. I gave this 4 stars because I felt that around the middle to the end it started to feel drawn out and repetitive, and I think that's because this book is more focused of the emotions and thoughts of Ky and Cassia versus the plot. Overall, I can't wait for the 3rd book!

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    Allen R. 02-19-17
    Allen R. 02-19-17
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    "The story was fine, but the casting choices were odd."

    The female reader's voice was clearly dynamic and she showed that when she slipped between different characters voices. It got to the point where I was unsure whether the has another person come in to record just one line of dialogue here and there. However, the tone she used predominately for cassia was so airy and whispy it was hard to imagine her as anything but ditzy (when really her character is much more like a Katness-level badass). And then the casting for Ky's chapters had a similar airy quality that did not match his character at all. It was super distracting to hear him speak in ky's voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey 02-14-17
    Stacey 02-14-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great"

    The sequel to Matched is just as good if not better! A must read fir all those who loved Matched!

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