Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake comes from a high-class Executive family in the Corporate States. Her marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in her state, which means she lives a life of privilege but also of public scrutiny, followed everywhere by photographers, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image — no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy.
Nathan Hayes is the heir of Paxco — controller of the former state of New York, and creator of human replication technology, science that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Though Nadia and Nate aren't in love, they've grown up close, and they (and the world) are happy enough with their match.
Until Nate turns up dead, and as far as everyone knows, Nadia was the last person to see him alive.
When the new Nate wakes up in the replication tanks, he knows he must have died, but with a memory that only reaches to his last memory backup, he doesn't know what killed him. Together, Nadia and Nate must discover what really happened without revealing the secrets that those who run their world would kill to protect.
Oh, this was a really fantastic book! I enjoyed it so much! Such an intriguing idea, of human replication, and basically, if you can afford to pay, then you could pretty much live forever. But since this this is a dystopia book, well, yeah, there's more complications then that!
I really enjoyed Nadia, and Nate, the mystery of the original Nate's death. Because this Nate is different, the same body, but memories make up a lot of a person, and the new Nate has all the memories of the original Nate-to a point. But he's also making his own.
This book asked some tough questions, about humanity and the human replication, and the morals of it all. Oh, and the whole murder thing. So yeah, there was that! I really enjoyed those questions, because they made me think for a bit!
Oh, that ending! That was a lot of action, and oh, Nate's dad, man, that was just awful! That he did that, that he preferred his creation that was like a daughter to him, to his son. And what he did that, yeah, that wasn't very good! But that they didn't win, she's still there!
Really fantastic book, and yeah, I can't wait for the next book!
Author: Jenna Black
Series: Replica Trilogy #1
Read: August 14th, 2013
Reason Why: Because it sounded good, and it's a 2013 Dystopia Book and a Reward Challenge Book!
Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: August 16th 2013