In this second book in Ally Condie’s dystopian trilogy, Cassia and Ky fan the flames of their relationship in the harsh world outside the Society. In the Carving—a canyon of sorts, allegedly home to some members of the resistance—they must confront life outside the safety of anything they’ve ever known. Though Book Two offers some surprises, much of Crossed feels like an endless trek through a wasteland between Books One and Three. Fans of Matched, though, will probably enjoy the blossoming relationship between Cassia and Ky—two characters who, against all odds, find a way to be together.
Genre: Fiction (YA) Jenny’s rating (out of 5 stars): 3.5 You’ll like this book if: You were swept up in the romance between Cassia and Ky and want to know if they end up together. You won’t like this book if: So-called dystopian books that have no business being dystopias bug you.