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Chapman, Elsie

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
"West Grayer lives in a world where every person has a twin, or Alt. Only one can survive to adulthood, and West has just received her notice to kill her Alt"--Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0307975363
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,22 cm


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Mar 12, 2015
  • sometimesy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was a pretty good read, but I didn't looove it. There are a few holes in the setting that I would've liked to see explained, but I haven't read the sequel just yet, so maybe it shows up there? Bottom line, I *might* suggest this book to a friend haha

Jul 27, 2014
  • jomac_05 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Perfect to a Freaking T. I can't wait to read the Sequel. I'll be glued to that book indefinitely.

Jan 02, 2014
  • Bhulsey rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I did enjoy this book (and pointing out the obvious comparisons to The Hunger Games and Battle Royale is like beating a dead horse), mostly because I liked the characters and how they developed. I also liked Chapman's skill with scene-setting - I truly felt like I could see the places she described. Overall, it was a good read, and I am waiting for the sequel

Dec 28, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great new take on a post-apocalyptic dystopian society where everyone is born with a genetically engineered "twin". The Board rules all and to keep their little city-state safe from the outside world, all citizens must earn their right to live as soldiers by being the worthy one of the twins, which is, naturally, accomplished by killing the other. Yes, there is a lot left unanswered at the end, but where there was already a planned sequel at the time of printing, hopefully it will tie up loose ends. Really solid debut YA novel.

Sep 03, 2013
  • kesha1123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I don't know how there could possibly be a sequel to this edge of your seat thrill-ride, in which West must kill or be killed by her twin. A really special dystopian that both haunts and thrills.

Jun 24, 2013
  • tessabanessa rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book just really wasn't for me. There wasn't anything wrong with it. I could explain to you what I did and didn't like, but it really just comes down to this genre isn't for me.

May 14, 2013
  • Commander30 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book had an interesting premise, but I felt it left too many things unanswered at the end. There was also just a stunning lack of morality. When picking up a story with a plot like this, you would of course expect a certain amount of coldness at the beginning, but the book remained that way through to the end. I don't want to spoil anything, and I saw that the author is working on a sequel, so perhaps my complaints are unwarranted, but all in all, this was a rather unsatisfying reading experience.


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Nov 20, 2014

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Jun 24, 2013
  • tessabanessa rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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