Recommendation Level: 4/5
Goodreads Amazon Pages: 272 Pages Publisher: Alloy Entertainment Published: July 29th 201 4 (First Published 2013) Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Fiction, YA, Mystery How did I get it? I received an eARC via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
********** 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?
********** What I Thought Ven an imitation (a clone) is thrust into the life of her “authentic” after an attempt on Raven’s life where she is used as bate to lure in the attackers. Along the way she finds hidden truths, strength and adventure. I was pleasantly surprised by this book; it has a good solid plot with a brilliant lead heroine. I read Imitation very quickly, couldn’t put it down! Ven is a great main character who takes matters into her own hands and fights back, no Mary Sue here. She is a unique intellectual person that helped make the book very enjoyable to read. I loved the mystery aspect to the story. There are a lot of questions that rise up throughout the book that kept making me turn the pages well into the early hours of the morning. And the ending! Well now I cannot wait to read the next book in the clone chronicles series.