Sunday, 30 December 2012

Review; What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1) by Kat Zhang

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

My Thoughts

This was like nothing I have ever read before and I loved it, within the first few pages I already had pages full of notes. The idea of two souls woven together was intriguing, I couldn't help but wonder after the regressive soul faded did people mourn like they would a child? would the sibling miss there presence? I had to keep reading to find out more.

I was fascinated by the whole story. Addie is the dominant soul and Eva should have faded, but she hasn't  There parents fear that they will be hybrids, and hybrids are illegal in this world. After years of doctors and hospital appointments Addie is finally declared "settled" meaning everyone thinks Eva as faded and Addie doesn't tell them any different, they live in secret like this Addie pretending she is the only soul in her body and trying to not get noticed, until a new friend finds out there secret and tells them that Eva could move again, and speak again. Addie is reluctant but Eva is eager to try. 

although Addie is the dominant soul in many ways Eva seems the strongest perhaps its the years of observing life instead of been fully able to enjoy it but she as an inner strength that both Eva and Addie will need.

I loved Ryan/Devon especially Ryan. Ryan seemed more of sociable of the two and therefore more likeable.

What I thought was great about this book is that there were a few occasions other than with Addie and Eva when they were two souls in one body, I never got confused with who was who even when the souls switched. I could even tell souls apart before the been told in the story. to me that showed great writing by the author.

I loved this book from the beginning but it was halfway through when things really kick off    
and Addie and Eva's relationship is put to the test on more than one occasion even to the point where they refuse to talk to each other .
they are going to have to relay on each other in the days to come to get out of the terrible situation they have found themselves  but its not only themselves. together with there new friends they need to work towards escaping those that will do anything to rid the world of hybrids.

I cant wait to read more in the next instalment.

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