Quote of the Week

"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."
Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

Friday, January 13, 2012


Many of you read Matched and loved it right?  Crossed is the second installment of that great series by Utah's own Ally Condie.

Cassia is determined to find Ky.  She's allowed herself to be banished to the outer provinces in hope of finding him.  An unexpected visit from Xander turns everything around and now she thinks she might have found a way to get to Ky.  Xander still loves her and she realizes she could be perfectly happy if she chose him, but her heart still tells her to find Ky.  Cassia is sent on an unexpected, difficult journey.  Is she strong enough to go without the pills as her grandfather suggested?  Does she ever make it to Ky?  Jealousies arise, hope dwindles and ignites, and Xander has a secret that even Cassia doesn't know.

While the pace seems a bit slow through some of this book, the story is good.  I have to admit that I'm still in love with Xander.  Many of you may disagree, but I think he's brilliant and courageous especially after reading this book.  I hope you all enjoy it.  I'm sure you will because you loved the first book.  This is a great story that deserves to be read.

Happy Reading!


Jernae Kowallis said...

I have to admit, I'm having a really hard time getting through it. I don't like it as much as the first, and that makes me sad:(

Shaylee said...

I love Xander too.