Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What's Left of Me

What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1)
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.

What a synopsis! Two souls in one body? Amazing cover? Yep, as soon as I saw What's Left of Me, I knew I just had to read it. I wasn't disappointed! I loved this book.

Everyone in What's Left of Me is born with two souls - one dominant, one recessive. As a person grows, the dominant soul takes over and the recessive fades away, forever. That's not what happens to Addie and Eva. They have to pretend that Addie is the only one left so that they fit in and don't get sent away to get "fixed".

The whole idea is just crazy to me! It makes me uncomfortable and kind of makes me want to squirm. I thought going into this story that I wouldn't like the main character having two souls in her body, but I was wrong. I grew to love Eva, and sympathize with Addie. I liked the way the story developed, too; I wasn't expecting it to go the way it did.

I loved What's Left of Me so much that I had to email the author and just let her know how much I enjoyed it! That's a new one for me. I've never emailed an author to do that.... and she even replied! Authors rock!

I absolutely love the cover for this book. I am dying to see it in person! I hope it looks just as good printed out so that I can put a copy of it on my bookshelves!!


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