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Crossed (Matched Trilogy Series #2)

Crossed (Matched Trilogy Series #2) - Read the full review here.One of the best aspects of this book is that we finally find out more about the Society - how it gained power, why people believe its lies so readily. It was also interesting to meet people outside of the Society’s influence - I liked the dimension they add to the story. The journey to leave the Society was very enlightening, and I enjoyed how the story was told through both Ky and Cassia. As Ky’s story was slowly revealed I felt myself getting more sucked into the story - he is easily the most three dimensional character in Condie’s world.I found Cassia’s continued trust in the Society incongruous, especially since she was defying them the whole time in the novel. She seems unable to believe just how horrible the Society is even though she has experienced first hand the atrocities they commit. She isn’t a heroine I sympathise with, and mostly she just gets on my nerves.I understand her indecision over the two boys in her life: Xander represents everything that is safe and familiar to her, and Ky is a risk, but he also represents freedom. I really hope that the third book of the series will focus more on the growth of her relationship with one by rather than on Cassia’s choice between the two.