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By Stefanie Gaither

Cate’s sister could be a clone, yet that doesn’t make her a killer. Does it? homicide, morality, and a slow-burning romance fill the pages of this futuristic mystery “for die-hard enthusiasts of Divergent and The starvation Games” (Kirkus Reviews).

When Cate Benson used to be a child, her sister, Violet, died. hours after the funeral, Cate’s relations picked up Violet’s alternative like not anything had occurred. simply because Cate’s mom and dad are between those that made up our minds to provide their young ones a type of immortality through cloning them at birth—which capacity this new Violet has a similar face. an analogous ideal smile. She even has all the similar thoughts because the woman she replaced.

She additionally may have murdered the most well-liked woman in school.

At least, that’s what the paparazzi and the anti-cloning protestors wish everybody to imagine: that clones are violent, unpredictable monsters. Cate is used to listening to all that. She’s used to protecting her sister, too. yet Violet has vanished, and while Cate units out to discover her, she leads to the road of fireside in its place. simply because Cate is getting dangerously just about secrets and techniques that might rock the root of every thing she notion was once precise.

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I didn’t notice my fingers have been shaking so undesirable till I felt them opposed to the stillness of his. “There’s a bunch over an older scar again there,” he says by surprise. “That’s the single from Huxley, isn’t it? From the place they associated you in your clone? ” I freeze. “I observed it should you have been subconscious via the pool,” he provides speedy, sounding virtually embarrassed. “I suggest, I wasn’t trying to find it or something, yet there has been all that blood, and that i used to be attempting to fresh it up and ensure there weren’t from now on cuts . . . and that i couldn’t support yet observe it. Sorry. i used to be curious. ” I flatten my hair over the again of my neck, attempting to disguise it even now. although he understands it’s there, I nonetheless don’t wish him to examine it. I don’t wish him to examine me and notice a host. I don’t wish him to consider my clone. I simply are looking to be Cate right away. now not starting place Cate. and that i simply wish Violet to be Violet, now not clone-Violet, and that i are looking to ignore the CCA and Huxley and all this mess among them that we’ve gotten stuck up in. yet Jaxon’s nonetheless looking at me, nonetheless looking ahead to me to reply to him. i assume we’re well beyond the purpose of pretending that none of this is often taking place. “Sometimes I wonder,” he says, “about half the stuff my mom’s informed me approximately Huxley—about even if all if it’s precise or now not. the total mind-uploading factor, specifically. It sounds too loopy. And it doesn’t appear correct, does it? For them to have such loose entry on your recommendations and stuff like that. I suggest, your . . . your clone, her mind is largely only a machine that every one that stuff is going to, correct? Doesn’t that bizarre you out in any respect? ” loose entry in your options. I set free a curse. “What? ” “Huxley is aware the place we're. ” I achieve up and dig my fingertips into the scar on my neck. A crawling spreads from beneath my contact, all of the method up over my scalp. It takes Jaxon a number of seconds, yet then his face lighting with an identical realizing. “They’re utilizing your reminiscence transfers to stick to you? ” “And they’re going to gain I’m with you, and then . . . ” I path off, taking into account what Violet acknowledged previous. How lengthy will or not it's earlier than they arrive for me, when they observe I’m out right here road-tripping with their enemy? i do know they could see the issues I’m seeing, that they could use them to trace me down—because they’ve performed it earlier than. many years in the past, a tender starting place boy went lacking from the ETS station in Westside, and his mom and dad went to Huxley for support. It used to be everywhere in the information, the way in which they downloaded his newest reminiscence transfers to aid locate him, and pro-cloning advocates had a box day celebrating what they observed as an seen good thing about Huxley’s paintings. however the skeptics all questioned a similar factor that I’m pondering now: How effortless used to be it to entry such transfers? And simply how a lot aspect might they see from them? simply the straightforward visible things—or all of the suggestions that went with them? Does Huxley see my doubts approximately them now? Is anyone sitting on the lab at present and taking each feeling I’ve ever had approximately Jaxon aside, making a choice on via it like traces of code and looking out for error?

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