Vladimir Frolov Frolov de Anei, Uttar Pradesh, India
Meh. I read so much classical victorian-era literature for my minor in college that this is just another drop in the bucket. Poignant, a very strong psychological message about the woman's role and her feelings about it during that period of history. A quick read.
Ooh strange, funny, disturbing? Could be the right book at the right time, depending on your mood.
Reviewed by: Caressa I give it: 4/5 stars *This review is kinda soilery so turn back now if you haven't read the book! I recommend Crossed if you've already read Matched, but I wouldn't recommend reading Matched to read Crossed or reading Crossed as a stand-alone. I read Matched last year when it came out, a Christmas present from Rachel, and this year I was itching to get my fingers on the sequel to add it to my collection. Right before I pre-ordered it, Rachel told me she was getting me a copy for Christmas this year. Thanks Rachel! I didn't particularly enjoy Matched, although it was okay, because of the ending. My review can be seen here. Although Crossed ended in a similar cliffhanger, I really, really enjoyed the ending. Although I've seen lots of negative reviews for Crossed, I felt mostly different towards it. The perspective change was great to read, although (as I've been spoiled by co-authored books) very similar. Even though Ky was similar to Cassia, it was interesting, as a reader, to hear the stories he had to tell or captured in his brain. Matched presented a very interesting society and Crossed showed the journey of personal rebellions. I particularly enjoyed the part, towards the end, where Cassia realized she wasn't a special member of society, though she was an unusual, interesting one. That being said, I enjoyed Ky's story so much more than Cassia's journey. Cassia, as we know, defies all bounds and limits. Ky's internal struggle was more captivating because he was fighting against himself, which really captured the rebellion essence of the story better. There were so, so many moments where we got a piece of information that seemed to fall from the sky and was swatted away by the characters. There was a lot of potential in this book and it was good (in my own opinion, better than Matched). Still, I can see where this story could have burned it's brilliance into my brain and it didn't. Matched and Crossed are very good reads, but they don't really stand out to me. I am very much on the side of Ky in this story (romantically); to me, it seems almost like a no-brainer. What about you- Ky or Xander?