Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Publication Date: July 29th 2014
Rating: 4.5 stars
Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me.
Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she’s never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face.
Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they’re needed—to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now.
When there is an attack on Raven’s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven’s world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she’s never met?
Note: This eARC was provided by Alloy Entertainment via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book is not your classic clone story.. I had a pretty enjoyable experience reading this book as the plot is pretty unpredictable with the author, dishing out plot twists as you read. Although the book is short, its a fast and addicting read.
Ven, the main character, may be Raven Rogan’s clone but they have nothing in common. The author makes that pretty obvious by expressing Ven’s clear disapproval over Raven’s activities. I like how Ven is both determined and hopeful and smart in how she picks her allies. She’s like a chameleon, adapting herself to the situation in order to survive. Linc, my other favorite character, is brave but naive. Even though he’s supposed to be Raven’s bodyguard, he really has no idea about what is going on behind the scenes. His and Raven’s relationship is also pretty ambiguous and even later in the story, the author never expresses what the hell was actually going on between them!
Would I recommend it? Sure! Give it a try!