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Crossed by Ally CondT he has escaped leaving a series of clues in his wake Cassia's uest leads her to uestion 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 Rage Hardcore TURKEY RAGEHappy Thanksgiving all my American buddies by the wayWhat WAS THIS This was a book Really This didn’t have the components of a bookOkaytotal components Allusions characters exposition characterizationThere really are no words properly defining my rage Ally Condie CANNOT tell a story A story should draw you in with its writing and send you off on an adventre that does a good job at blowing your mind Crossed did not do that It refused to do that In fact if it were a living person I’d probably get beat up for asking what the story was Really it’s not there I swear to you or else I‘d remember this bookAnd I don’tAlreadyWhat does that tell you about my attention span for this thingyOnce upon a time in my junior year of high school I thought it’d be fun to write a story And so I did Took me a year but I actually finished a whole draft by graduation I didn’t look at it forever then beginning of my soph of college I looked back at it hated the fuck out of it and started rewriting it this time with the knowledge of how to write a series and using themes motifs character arcs climax system the worksMy baby’s growing up so nicely and at the rate I’m going I could be sending ueries by April Here’s to hopingBut I can honestly say that the shitty choppy “let me tell you a story and nothing else” draft I finished in 2009 had depth than this discombobulated pile of rubbishCrossed had this blurb“ 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 wakeCassia's uest leads her to uestion 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 twisted than ever”I will say that though the blurb is indeed true to an extent it is far far FAAAAR boring than it sounds And with a cover with as painful a position as this piece of workYeah No thanksI’d like to look RELAXED when I’m smushing my boobs and drinking coffee before getting on my toes and breaking my blue bubble shield Crossed attempts to tell the story of Cassia’s struggles to find Ky and the Rising to stop the Enemy and the Society and the Capital Letters from being Misused or Strangely Placed in awKward positionS because it’s STUPIDI’m cool I’m coollet’s get to the breakdownLe writing As much as this book infuriates me above all reason I have to give a second star to Condie and her ability to incorporate awesome poetry as well as the ability to write some decent scenes I only wish these fabulous scenes existed THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE BOOK I mean the scene where Cassia and Ky finally reunite Brilliant Adorable Love it to bits Everything leading up to that Dull Slow Boring Way too many robotsBut as nicely as Condie can write when she feels like it it doesn’t cut it This book is a huge massive mess We don’t know what anyone is talking about and we’re forced to cope Again Just like Book the First However guess what Cassia and Ky have that the Hunger Games cast doesn’t CHARACTER ARCS YAAAAAAY Cassia is actually changing and thank god I see some sort of hope in this book even if the spine of the story is deteriorated to absolutely nothingI will reiterate Condie cannot write a story She cannot follow the POVs of two different characters It’s different POVs for a reason Ky should not sound like Cassia and Eli should sound a lot younger than the oldest kid Hunter This comes into the importance of character voices I mean doing a voice should be easier in 1st person because you can use fragments and be as choppy as you damn well please I know I got a second story involving zombies It follows a hard working police officer and a cynical math sub who hates where his futures going What would happen if they sounded the same It would sound like this book It’d be dull terrible and so snail paced it’s not even funny Having structure also helps a fuckton but Condie doesn’t know that yetI swear every time I felt myself getting bored my eyes would stare at the invisible camera like thisCharactersCassia and Ky were basically the same person They started out having difference but no they blended into one being by the end of Crossed I was happy though that we got a few new characters who were interesting and had voices all their own Eli and IndieIndie was the shit She was determined and fierce I fucking loved her I’m so glad that we didn’t get her POV because I feel that Condie was going to use her poetic magic to make her a robot like Ky and Cassia These characters have the potential they really do But again Condie just can’t deliver I hate to say it I do but it pisses me off so much that this book fails because that potential is indeed there I see itI don’t understand the need for the love triangle I keep forgetting that this was supposed to be one but it’s clearly not happening any Xander has gotten no screen time in this series He’s just a name that’s plucked out of one of the bajillion blue tablets once in a while Ky’s also grown into a dick so I say Cassia should just wander off on her ownAlso what about the rest of her family Cassia’s all “KY KY KY” and not about Mr and Mrs Reyes Bram anybody Her ‘best friend’ Emma That Norah chick or whoever Or how about that Mira girl from page 20 that we never see again ever My rule for those one scene characters is to give them at least a few lines of dialogue if I’m going to name them I know I have a number in my first book but when they’re there they are actually driving the plot THEY ARE DOING SOMETHINGThis was just bogus Nonsensical dumb stuffSPEAKING OF WHICHDAT PLOT STRUCTUREIf you tell me that there is proper structure in this bookThere is structure but it is a skeleton It follows a completely different premise of the first These two don’t even feel like they LINK together you know Cassia just says “I gotta find Ky” in Matched and then POOF she’s already at the Outer Provinces The fuck Oh and lemme list all the capitalized things in this book Because I found it necessaryReclassificationThe PilotThe RisingThe CarvingThe Outer ProvincesThe SocietyThe CitizensThe WarmingThe EnemyThe AberrationsThe AnomaliesThe WHY ARE YOU DOING THATOut of all those things I can really tell you in detail whatthree of them are Condie just lists these things like “We don’t want another Warming YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT THAT IS RIGHT Too bad we’re moving along” Like fuck woman you have to inform me what the hell the Warming was or what Anomalies are yeah we STILL don’t know There are way too many uestions right now that are just blowing my mindThe world buildingI tell yaI was also left baffled by some of the concepts Condie brought up in this book One in particular the red tablets’ effects Apparently if one’s immune to the red tablet they’re part of the Rising How does that work Are they born in non Society boundaries Why didn’t Ky know this If you’re Reclassified how do the red tablets work THESE ARE IMPORTANT UESTIONSOh and I don’t feel like I’m spoiling on you for this There is no climax No hint of a resolution of ANY kind other than “Derpaderp you found the Rising” Like the blurb fucking said Cassia would And lemme tell you the paths are indeed twisted than everEvery book in a series should have a climax Not a big battle but something that will set the plans in motion for the next book This book like Matched just ends so fucking abruptly that I’m left to go “WHAT HUH WHY YOU DO THAT” The way Condie ends things just kills me Nothing is getting explained nothing is getting worked out and I’m sick of going on about this seriesIt is not goodIt’s so annoying to readI can’t keep doing this to myself I’m gonna finish up a good book One that has a plot and an ending and words that tell a storyasdfjlkbg

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The long awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogyIn 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 tha no one told ally condie that the second book in a trilogy is not a resting place not an opportunity to catch your breath and count your cash you gotta write something too is that mean probablyis it true definitelyeven though i wasn't crazy about matched i wanted to read the next installment just to see where she was going with her brand of dystopia and with these characters and also truthfully because i am such a sucker for covers and i love these i think she might put time and care into maneuvering the art direction than the book's contents i am reading only YA fiction now because it is fast and i don't have to focus too much on it because i have all sort of school that is important than leisure reading but this who told YA fiction it could be boring and ponderous and be basically a set piece to store your leftover overblown teen angst poetry it is still brisk paced but you never get the sense that anything is actually happening it is just a collection of words broken up by flashes of descriptive writing in italics that is meant to sound poetry but instead just gives unpleasant flashbacks to me at 16 weeping into my journaleveryone seems heavily drugged in this there is a lot of ruminating on the nature of beauty and color and art and loooove and poetry god such bad poetry and it just seems lazy okay so you are going to use two narrators in this one good move ambitious but this is a split narrative between two people who have the exact same voice no wonder they are in love it is as though they are the same exact character with the same exact way of expressing themselves what are the odds of these crazy kids finding each otherand it's not just them none of the characters come into relief for me they are all hollow seeming mouthing their lines and emotions working towards this idea of rebellion without seeming to understand what that means i just don't get a sense of urgency should we leave the canyons yeah after the rain let's read some poems are people after us shrug prollyramp this up this is what happens to people taken out of the rigid confines of the society they lounge around looking through old maps and remember their mommies and manage to have a love triangle even when only two of its members are even in the book the rising is going to eat you alive unless everyone in that group shares the same voice too which would not surprise me actually matched was ersatz dystopia this book is ersatz survival as the characters evade what has to be the slowest threat ever and huddle together in caves and go rafting and climbing like some outward bound program for extremely sheltered teens but leaving them plenty of time to become dewy eyed with love and scribble away i marked a map for every deathfor every ache and blowmy world was all a page of blackwith nothing left of snowi bet xander's big secret is that he is glad cassia is gone because she is so flimsily constructed and he is going to go into another book and try his luck there love triangle collapsed'i do feel bad but i am not saying anything i don't feel to be true and this woman is going to make a ton of money with this series and the inevitable movie rights so i don't need to be overly charitable here this book just isn't very good but it won't matter and because of my nature i will indeed be reading the third book but it had better SHINE and not just the cover art this timecome to my blog

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Crossed by Ally Condie kindle è Hardcover Ë ❰EPUB❯ ✴ Crossed Author Ally Condie – Gym-apparel.co.uk The long awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogyIn 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 purs The long awRebellion 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 twisted than ever I really wanted to like this book But I found the task impossible While I loved Matched I think Condie did not keep up the original ideas tight plot and romantic suspense that worked in the first book She tries using two narrators but does not distinguish their voices Other than the heading on the top of each chapter to delineate who was talking it was almost impossible to figure out who was the narrator The plot was completely lackluster Nothing really happens Most of the events in this book could have been condensed into less than 100 pages but instead Condie drags them out with sappy scenes of her two lovebirds I like a little love story with my dystopian fiction but this was overboard She also seems to be under the impression that readers think there might be a chance Cassia will end up with Xander We all know she's going to end up with Ky So why drag out the supposed love triangle It just made me feel that Condie doesn't respect the intelligence of her readersI enjoyed Condie's beautiful writing in the first book but I think she might have let the positive reviews of Matched go to her head Her use of forbidden poetry was not as interesting in Crossed and the poetry she tries to use in her own prose was too much It got to the point where I was skimming because I just didn't care any and I could tell Condie wasn't going anywhere special I was profoundly disappointed I gave this two stars instead of one because I think teens might get through this book without complaint and because it was an easy read I'm always angry if I've put a lot of time into reading a book only to be disappointed Crossed only reuired a few hours