We received our first major professional review for CROSSED and it is from Kirkus. And it’s a starred review!
I am giddy, giddy, giddy about this. Here is a little of what they had to say:
“Cassia and Ky grapple with secrets, wilderness and the tumultuous meanings of love in the second installment of this addictive, layered dystopic trilogy…
“Although two-boys-one-girl triangles run rife in this genre, Condie’s is complicated and particularly human, involving real emotional scars…
“Both rich and easy to digest, this will leave fans hungry for the third book.”
They said more nice things, too, but I didn’t include them JUST IN CASE there are those of you who prefer to avoid all things spoilery.
I am absolutely thrilled. CROSSED is the most personal book I’ve written, for a variety of reasons. I care so much about these characters and their story and the setting–I had to get it all right, and it took a lot of work. My editor, Julie Strauss-Gabel, was patient and wise throughout this collaboration. I’m deeply grateful to her.
November 1 is coming up so quickly…less than a month left before CROSSED is out in the world. I can’t wait!