Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Summary:(from goodreads) I should not exist. But I do.Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .
For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

Review: The premise of this book was a really interesting and unique one. I didn't expect the plot to be as dystopian as it was. At the beginning it seemed like the book was going to be different than it was. I really liked that the book was told from Eva's perspective but I wish we had gotten some of Addie's pov as well. I liked both of them  a lot, even though there were times throughout the book when they were both being annoying. The history behind this world was interesting and I hope that we get a little bit more of it in the next book. The one thing I didn't like about this book was the ending. The events that unfolded in the last few chapters was kind of unsatisfying. There were a few things that really wanted to see happen at the end and they didn't. Based on where this one left off I am excited to see where the next book leads but there was so much more that could have happened it seemed like it was a little bit rushed. I did enjoy this book and will definitely be picking up the sequel eventually.

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