Sunday, May 26, 2013

Books: Disappointing Sequel

Cassia has escaped to the Outer Provinces to find Ky. She teams with Indie, a secretive and resourceful female, and together they navigate the Carving, search for Ky, the Rising, and its mysterious Pilot. Ky also escapes to the Carving with the help of others, but he knows more about the Rising and Pilot than he's willing to share.

Cassia and Ky soon find each other, but Ky's secrets about the Rising and Xander, as well as Indie's interference, nearly tear them apart. Will joining the Rising save or destroy them?

I did not enjoy this book as well as Matched. The story moved slowly, added little, and was altogether ho-hum. Xander's secret, Ky's secrets, Indie's secrets, the Society's secrets, the secret Rising - too many secrets, not enough heart and momentum.

What connection I felt with Cassia, Ky, and Xander in Matched did not exist for Crossed. The principal characters are less likable and interesting in this second installment, despite all their secrets and revelations. Part of me still wants to read Reached and finish the trilogy, but I'm not sure I should.

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