Crossed : Matched

  • by Ally Condie
  • Narrated by Kate Simses, Jack Riccobono
  • Series: Matched
  • 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

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Book One Was Better

Book one was better than this one... but, it sets up a good story line for the third book. I personally prefer one narrator and the back and forth narration for me was not enjoyable. I did like this book and do look forward to the third in the series.
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My Review

This is the second story in the Matched series and picks up where the last one left off. If you did not read the first in this series, I don’t think a lot of things would make sense for you in this story.

This story mostly follows Cassia and Ky as they journey in the outer providences, each hoping to find the other. Along the way, they pick up a few new people that follow along with them and have their own little mysterious back-stories.

I did not enjoy this story as much as the first. The beginning starts out promising with Cassia assigned to a work camp and wondering how to get away and Ky assigned to a farm town to act as a target decoy. The narration skips back and forth between the two as the story develops.

The middle and ending of the books were not as exciting. There are still a lot of things going on that the author hasn’t revealed, but action wise, the book was moving like a stream of fudge rather than a chocolate waterfall. I would rate this book at 3 stars.

Lily’s Review
The main conflict in this story is that there is a three way love triangle between Xander, Ky, and Cassia. More than that is that Ky, the one that Cassia really, really, loves is going off to die. So Cassia did what most people would do, she goes to the Outer Providences to find Ky and find the “Rising”.

In the beginning of the story Cassia is at a camp doing work, but she only went there to find Ky, which is somewhere in the Outer Providences. She then gets sent off to a camp like the one Ky is at, to go die. Ky is at a camp with about one hundred people to be bait for the ships that fly around killing them all, they call themselves decoys. The Capital tells them if they stay there for six months that they wont be Aberrations anymore, nobody lives that long in the camps. Almost every night in the camps there are bombings. Ky and another person named Vic have stayed there the longest, only twelve weeks. Ky and Vic run away from the camp with Eli, a boy that was at the camp. They ran to the Carvings.

What I liked about this book was that there was a lot of action, like when people were getting blown up. What I HATED about this book was that they killed one of my favorite characters. I hated that part. I didn’t like the parts when they were in the Carvings. They just walked and walked for a long time and didn’t really do anything. Over all I liked this book, I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars.

The Narration Review
This autobook was narrated by Kate Simes and Jack Riccobono. Kate Simes also narrated the first book in this series. I still think she sounds very young for the part of Cassia, but it doesn’t distract too much from the story. Jack Riccobono sounded about the correct age for the Ky portion of the narration. They complimented each other very nicely in the telling of the story from both points of view.

Combined rating = 3.5 stars
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2011
  • Publisher: Listening Library