I just finished reading The Rules (Project Paper Doll #1) by Stacey Kade for an Around the World ARC Tour.
1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.
Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”
But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…
Extraterrestrial?? Pass! That's usually what I think. While I like paranormal and dystopian, sci-fi isn't really my thing. But for some reason I decided to try this book and I'm sooo glad that I did!
The Rules was so easy to get into. A lot of it is character driven which is what made me like it so much, I think. I loved Ariane. I loved that she had such a heart, such a human quality, but realized her alien side as well (even if she subconsiously blocked it). And Zane. Yum! Such a good guy. He realized how wrong his past ways were and wanted to change. I loved that he accepted Ariane for who she was, quirks and all.
The ending wasn't a horrible cliffhanger, but it left me wanting to know what was going to happen next. When is the second book coming out???
I gave this book a rating of 4.5/5.
The Rules will be released on April 23, 2013.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 18
2013 ARC Reading Challenge: 12
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 15
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for
an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.