Book Banter: Crossed

15812814Title: Crossed
Author: Ally Condie, @allycondie
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 400 pages
Where Stacie’s Copy Came From: Oshkosh Public Library
Plot Basics: Cassia and Ky have been stripped from their roles and now are trying to get back to each other in the Outer Provinces.  Their joint story is now told in their own voices, each chapter flipping from one to the other.  Their conviction that they are meant for each other.continues to grow, even when Xander tries to pull Cassia back to him.

Banter Points: The meaning behind the covers finally clicked for me:  Society provides three tablets to its member – green, blue and red.  It wasn’t until Xander gives Cassia the tablets that I got it.

Bummer Points:  Cassia and Ky love each other.  I get it.  And the poetry, wow.  That one definitely fell into the category of gratuituous sex.  You can have it, but it doesn’t really make the book better.

I was really disappointed in this title.  It wasn’t so much that it was just a bad book, but it didn’t really do anything to move the series forward.  Cassia and Ky were separated.  And they get back together.  Even the elements that are supposed to be dramatic just didn’t hold up.

Stacie’s Recommendation:  I’m going to finish the trilogy, mainly because the third one is already checked out from the library.  And I’m curious if it gets better or not.  I did like where it was going during the first one, but this title is lacking.


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