Saturday, September 29, 2012

Book Review- What's Left of Me

I finished reading What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang (The Hybrid Chronicles #1) on the plane back from Colorado for an Around the World ARC Tour.

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.

This book was such a neat concept.  The idea that everyone was born with two souls but that as a child, the souls should settle and that one would disappear was a new concept and one that I really enjoyed.

I really liked Addie and Eva. I liked Eva more that Addie, but maybe that was because she was the narrator.  I thought it was interesting to read about how their lives worked with Eva having to be a secret.

For a while, I thought maybe it was some kind of schizophrenia but it was really just about two souls in each body.

There was some good action in the book with enough character driven stuff to keep me really intersted.  I think there is a sequel to this book coming and if so, then I will definitely be picking it up!

I gave this book a rating of 4/5.

This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2012 Reading Challenge 150+: 70

2012 ARC Reading Challenge: 58
2012 Debut Author Challenge: 19
2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 61

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.

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