Ally Condie Reveals ‘Matched’ Sequel

Today Ally Condie revealed the cover to Crossed, which is the sequel to last year’s Matched. I love the new cover art, and I’m excited to read part two in this trilogy. One of my criticisms of Matched was that it was slow-paced and there wasn’t enough action, but I have hope that this won’t be a problem in Crossed. Here’s the official summary:

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 wake.

Cassia’s quest leads her to question 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 more twisted than ever.

Crossed will be published on November 1, 2011.

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9 thoughts on “Ally Condie Reveals ‘Matched’ Sequel

  1. Eeee love ‘matched’! cant wait for this.. counting down till nov first @.@ i think she still should be w/ xander instead of ky (=

  2. My dream of dreams (in the realm of the Matched trilogy at least) is that Cassia doesn’t end up with either Ky or Xander. That would be so much more interesting to me. Let her have her romance or whatever and then move on. It would be unexpected and marvelous – I want her to dream of a possibility of a match that doesn’t need a screen projection to lead her that way. I’m curious what the third cover will look like – I like how the first two covers connect with one another and with the story elements.

    • I would love that! I was kind of hoping for Katniss to go that way in Mockingjay, because I felt like both Peeta and Gale felt unfairly entitled to her love. I ended up happy that she was with Peeta, because otherwise I think she would have gone the same way as Haymitch, but up until the end of the book I was rooting for her to ditch both boys. Cassia’s probably not going to have to deal with anything quite as traumatic as Katniss did, so maybe this is a more realistic outcome for her.

  3. I hope she ends up with Ky, just for the danger and love between them was too beautiful just to be droped instintaly!! But i know she is going to end up with Xander ( but still hoping not)

  4. I LOVE Matched i keep going on all the sited looking for stuff about new books As Em(Love YA Lit) said i think that would be really interesting. It would also be interesting if what happened in the ‘Matrix’ movie and ‘Across the Universe book’ happened: They learn that even though they are in the future They are sleeping and it is all a dream world that everyone is in. If you like this book you would also like ‘The Giver’ by Lois Lowry

  5. Maybe the 3rd cover will be red, because of the red tablet. I can so see them taking the tablet in a traumatic battle sean or something.

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