Before I even start, let me say this- Crossed is in fact a fluff novel. Now, that being said, Crossed also one a very good book, simply because it’s good. Being a ‘fluff novel’ just means that it has no real deep meaning behind it, kind of like the Hunger Games or a Fairytale rewrite by Cameron Dokey. They are great books (Cameron Dokey is one of my favs) just not the next Great American Novels.
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it’s a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she’s destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can’t stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society’s infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
Stuff to Watch Out For~ The relationship between Cassia and Ky is a fobidden one, which may or may not bother you (it just ads to the excitement for me). There are no sex scenes, but a forbidden kiss and soulful glances.
Overall, it’s a good 3 star book of fun and light romance! It won’t change your life drastically in the long run, but it’s great for a rainy day to curl of and read in your cozy corner!