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The Similars

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She has also become close to Levi and, while she knows he is not her best friend, she cannot help but feel drawn to him. The first half of the book explores the development of the relationship between Levi and Emma, the protagonist.

Also, there is a tragedy of sorts that occurs where Emma's friend Prudence is sent away to be with her family. The relationship with Levi helps Emma discover a darker and more sinister plot.

More importantly, they discover who the guardian and scientist are that is behind the clones in the first place.

There is an even darker agenda that he has. The story was not as fragmented as I thought it might be, based on some of the reviews that I read on Goodreads.

I thought the story was excellent and very action packed. The thrill of the suspense and what the heck the school was doing was also of great interest.

Writing: The writing was smooth and not dull. I was fully immersed in the book into the wee hours of the night.

The simple writing makes this a story suitable for anyone 14 and up. This was not a cheapened book; it had class.

Plot: With the entrance of the six similars came the plots, the main plot and the many other plots to discover. However, the author made sure to leave something open for a sequel.

As I saw on Goodreads, this is book 1 of a series. I am interested to see how this story goes. The plots are consistent and well thought out.

I thought they were done well and tied up nicely in the end. What I Liked About This Book: I was thrilled that she made the clones have similarities in their specialties which you will learn about in the book , but also, made sure to make them all different from each other.

This gave them individuality, and that is something that I look for in a book. However, I am not sure if that was the point.

I think it could have been toned down, but I am not sure. There was talk about the nation passing legislation against ALL clones.

Very strange. Overall Impression: This was a very different story than I am used to. However, I did indeed like it.

The writing was smooth and enjoyable, and I was able to read the book nonstop for two days. This is a great story for someone who is into cloning and science fiction.

I rated this a 4. It took away from the rest of what was a solid book in my opinion. There seemed to be a lot of repetition throughout the book too, it probably could have been at least 50 pages shorter.

I did care about what happened to the characters, and I'll probably read the sequel if I come across it Jul 25, Fabi rated it liked it Shelves: kindle , published , dystopian , arc , sci-fi , ya , dnf.

A rather lite dystopian as there isn't much world building and it's very near future. The setting is a prestigious high school where our group of characters are the elite of the elite.

The main protagonist, Emmaline Chase, is starting her Junior year without much enthusiasm. She lost her BFF to suicide over the summer and she is still reeling from the pain of that loss.

So the fact that six new students at her school turn out to be clones of some other stude 3. So the fact that six new students at her school turn out to be clones of some other students, she doesn't much care Her initial rage slowly becomes friendship and later a budding romance.

The romance is very much a back burner to the plot. There is mystery, suspense, and danger. In fact, the secrets tend to overwhelm the story-line.

Some of the reveals were a surprise, but some of them were a bit predictable. I had a hard time engaging with the characters who seemed mostly one-dimensional to me.

Even the romance felt stilted and stale. However, I was captivated by the ongoing action and eagerly made my way to the end of this story only to end up hanging off a cliff without a solid ending.

I'm curious enough to want to read the sequel. The must be a sequel because this book ends rather abruptly. But I'm not entirely sure. It sounds like it may head into a love triangle which I don't enjoy in my reading.

I suppose it depends on how long it takes for the second installment to be published. This first one is due out in January of May 22, Alja Katuin rated it really liked it.

Pretty sure this is one of my favourite reads of this year so far.. I absolutely loved Emmaline and her dedication to find her friend..

Jun 29, Kayla rated it really liked it. I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book!

So this is set in a world where clones of people exist. We follow Emma who is starting to get friendly with a group of clones aka "Similars" until she is shocked to see that Levi is a clone of her best friend Oliver who died recently.

I really enjoyed this book and I'm really grateful I was sent it because it was a very unique read. The one thing that I I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book!

The one thing that I really liked was the romance it was the strongest hate-to-love relationship and it was funny to watch the interactions between Levi and Emma.

My only criticism is that I would love to learn more about the world and how clones came to be and how this effects society and what else is different in this world that ours.

So I highly recommend you pick this up when it comes out and if you're interested in this then you're gonna have to wait awhile because this releases on January 1st Jan 01, Tucker TuckerTheReader marked it as to-read Shelves: science-fiction , young-adult , dystopian.

I love the cover but it has a big scientific inaccuracy. The staircase in the photo resembles RNA which is not used for cloning.

View all 3 comments. Feb 21, Angelica rated it it was ok Shelves: reviewed , arc , read , release But, here we are.

While reading it I was reminded of all the things I liked about the genre, but also all the things I hated. This book was a fairly enjoyable read.

The premise was really interesting and the writing was quite good. The characters were also pretty decent and the story was overall entertaining.

If I had read this book at 16, I might have loved it. Things were a little too convenient at times, a little too predictable. It felt at times as if things were happening just to keep the plot going forward.

They felt like archetypes with no deep or unique personalities. Like most generic YA, the romance seemed to come out of nowhere.

Despite all that negativity, I gotta say, the story was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more of what was happening.

View 1 comment. Cloning research is a touchy subject, but since I had recently done a research paper about similar experiments, I figured I knew what I was getting into.

And yet, I still ended up surprised. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of twists I did not see coming.

However, not all of these surprises were good. There were a few details about the main characters which seemed a bit off throughout the book, but once I got through half of it, most of these problematic details were solved.

I will also point out that the novel itself seemed to last a long time, despite being an average length book.

Overall, I liked The Similars more than I expected! I will most likely be reading the next book when it hits shelves! Oct 12, Rissa rated it liked it.

The students basically signing away their rights. So for the next 9 months the students are going off the grid to protect the similars identity because the media and the workd for that matter are itching to know who these clones are.

Emmasbest friend Pru has a clon named Pippa. So obviously theres gonna be some drama there. Oliver, Emmas dead best friend has a clone.

Also i feel like any book following a boarding school with some weird or paranormal or magical aspect makes me think harry potter, i cant help it.

Anyways, the top ten students are announced and obviously some similars are in the top and that causes drama along with the fact that the top ten is sort of like an evil cult and you must do as they want or risk being ranked at the bottom and losing your scholarship.

So while initiation begins for the top ten things start to go wrong, deadly even and Emma doesnt know who to trust especially the boy with her dead best friends face.

I am confused. Like a lot. Maybe it's because I am very tired and didn't appreciate the ending. Maybe the ending has no way of supporting itself I mean I was loving the book.

All of it, even the improbable things like the similars being exploited and all that without raising a fuss because that's how they are brought up and have to deliver But the ending Well, one stays because he's been held, but I mean, I get they can't be killed becauae the mad doctor says to save the data and not to kill them, but surely they could have been shot to incapacitate?

And also, they escape and tell no one anything about what went down in the island and the plans the mad doctor has? I am almost mad, I was loving the book so much and was expecting to get the second one to devour it as well I was thrilled to have received a copy.

This book! The Similars had me hooked from the very first page. It was a gripping, thrilling, and entertaining read from beginning to end.

I love to read YA novels of this type, and this book certainly did not disappoint! Imagine going to school, or anywhere for the matter, and seeing exact look-alikes of people that you know… imagine ever further if you had a look-alike of yourself?

Such an intriguing concept for sure! Would you be able to tell the original person apart from the exact look-alike?

What was their purpose in the world? I felt bad for Emmaline, especially after the tragic loss of her best friend Oliver and then coming face to face with his exact look-alike similar named Levi.

Not really. Overall I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it! We follow our main character Emma, who recently lost her best friend, Oliver, to suicide.

Emma and Levi conveniently get thrown into their community service thing together. I think the following installments in this series will probably improve greatly because I genuinely did like the world building, and the concept behind this book was absolutely intriguing.

The Similars is not a terrible book but it definitely needs a little bit more work, especially as a debut novel. Aug 30, Stephanie rated it it was ok.

I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I thought that the concept for The Similars had potential.

Unfortunately, it failed to live up to it for me. I think the idea of cloning is very interesting. It brings up so many ethical questions.

Instead of actual discussions and honest questions, it was treated like so many hot button topics are these days: with I received a copy of this title via NetGalley.

Instead of actual discussions and honest questions, it was treated like so many hot button topics are these days: with the two sides yelling their opinions at each other and not having an open mind about it at all.

The author also tried to draw parallels between cloning and illegal immigration that I felt was a bit of a stretch. Emma was likable most of the time, though.

The Similars are easily the most interesting characters of the book, but only a little bit of time is spent getting to know any of them.

Even though it was obvious what was going to happen, I still felt like it just kind of happened out of the blue. There are two reveals towards the end of the book that I felt were supposed to be twists, but they were both things I suspected pretty early on in the story.

Overall, The Similars was just not for me. Despite an intriguing premise, the lack of character development, somewhat messy writing, and forced political overtones made this a book I was just getting through, rather than enjoying.

I am by no means the target audience for this book, though, so those that are may find this a much better read than I did.

Overall Rating out of 5 : 2 Stars Or at least, that's what kept popping into my brain and now I wanna go watch it. The writing is sort of disorienting which isn't a bad thing.

I actually think this is a strength as it really helped me connect with Emma's pov. That being said, her reaction to reveals was a little underwhelming and not super believable.

I know it's in the Interesting I know it's in the distant future and genetics have really changed but other than those advances being explained, the world still felt very I don't quite get The Similar powers.

It wasn't really explained which was sort of frustrating because memory flashbacks were really throoughly explained. The Similars characters themselves definitely need to be fleshed out.

Some have a role in the plot but a few are just THERE also, every cafeteria scene with them made me think of the Cullen's in Twilight which rofl I hope there's more of Gravelle in the sequel cause he's fucked up.

Dude got some serious revenge issues and takes thinga to the extremes. That's the kinda villain I want to return and keep escalading.

I also need to understand wtf is happening with the Headmaster. I'm so lost and curious about the testing and holograms and such.

The book itself takes on a lot of current hot button to in Nnorth America like xenophobia, citizenship, where science needs to draw the line, privilege fearing the challenge of status quo that tend to come from lower class.

My real "bone to pick" and how blatantly information that is important is just shoved in at the right time. Like the author couldn't figure out how to get it in there so it was just randomly inexplicably shoved in.

I'll definitely read the sequel but I'm concerned that there was a cover change for the paperback. If book 2 hardcover doesn't match book 1 hardcover, I won't be buying it.

My book! It's about six teens who don't belong, but who must endure, living alongside the kids they were copied from.

It's a My book! Jan 10, Larosenoire rated it really liked it. The Similars is one of my most anticipated books in I was always interested in clone concept, but the only book I read about it was Never let me go.

The similars is a mix of everything: Twilight vibe, bullying trope, mystery, dystropian, none of which was on point, but it was a comfortable read.

The story took place in Darkwood - a preeminent school for elite students. One The Similars is one of my most anticipated books in However, one of them bore Emma's best friend's face.

They shared the same DNA and appearance, but different characteristics. The romance of Emma and Levi was a slow burn, love hate relationship.

Ah, but it's not the main plot of the story. The mysterious disapperance of Pru after being attacked makes Emma determine on figuring out the truth.

There were some good twists and turns. The only thing I felt uncomfortable in this book was Emma eavesdropped and uncovered so many secrets without getting caught.

And I didn't understand why clones were willing to help her easily, although they didn't take to each other. There is so much potential for the future of this series, although I don't think the author will pull it through.

Aug 02, Kaya rated it liked it Shelves: read-arcs , new-releases Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for sending me a copy via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.

I was totally drawn in by the premise because um clones? I felt that the author truly did an incredible job of showing the prejudice around clones, and by doing that showed just how messed-up our society actually is.

Especially when it co 3. Especially when it comes to people who are different. I was always easily pulled into the story, and could picture everything effortlessly.

And hey! Her plot twists were actually amazing! She sets things up for some great reveals. If you know me, you know that my least-favorite-thing-of-ever besides chicken pot pie and forced socializing is insta-love.

I mean, they would go literal weeks without talking to each other! I felt that the plot was a bit convenient sometimes too.

The second book is out and no one is talking about it. And I am okay with it. This one is something in between a 3 star and a 4 star read. Before I picked up this book The second book is out and no one is talking about it.

Before I picked up this book I thought all the 6 clones would be identical instead of a one-person-one-clone. Maybe I got too over hyped in my head!

I would say the characters were handled well. But I cannot say the same for the romance and the ending. Some parts come out to be abrupt while some parts need more explanations.

I felt everything was explained while I was reading this but in the end I was left confused as I felt the explanations given at the end of the book as a bit rushed up.

I wish more emotions were displayed amongst the characters, aa I felt the chemistry between the characters started out fine at the beginning but as opposed to be more strong towards the end, it kept crumbling!

The story was kept going with mere unpredictable action sequences which could be regarded as 'twists' but in the end I felt less enthusiastic as every character started being dull towards the end without much part of each as opposed to how it was at the first half of the book.

I feel this book would be better off as a standalone rather than the first book of a series. Because I am not at all curious what would happen next.

Overall it is a one time good suspenseful, action packed, young adult, science fiction fantasy read. Feb 27, Kimberly Kowalski rated it really liked it.

Boarding School. Love and Friendship. Loss and Heartache. These are the ingredients for a fantastic novel, Hanover did not disappoint.

I greatly enjoyed this novel and I eagerly await the sequel. I would have loved to give this a higher rating, but I did have a few issues with the story.

Much as I hate to say it there were pieces that were just difficult to accept, science fiction or not some parts just felt so far fetched it was hard to swallow.

I have a million questions, some of which Clones. I have a million questions, some of which may be answered in the sequel, many of which I fear will go forever unanswered.

I wanted more detail on certain characters and situations that was just not provided. Dec 08, Carrie brightbeautifulthings rated it liked it Shelves: science-fiction-double-feature , ya-fantasy , netgalley.

They seem to have more hits than not, and a lot of their books have made their way onto my TBR. Trigger warning: suicide. Three months after her best friend, Oliver, commits suicide, Emmaline Chance returns to Darkwood Academy, an elite preparatory school for children of some of the richest and most influential people in the country.

The beginning is stronger than the end though, as the threads of conspiracy end up spiraling a little. It ends up being a lot to keep track of, and I could have used a few more signals or maybe some family trees that include cloned counterparts.

Emmaline is a fairly standard heroine. Also, what are the Ten for? The writing is good, and the plot is interesting and well-paced.

I review regularly at brightbeautifulthings. Jan 03, Meigan rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley , sci-fi , young-or-new-adult , sci-fi-with-romance , this-is-your-future.

First in a compelling and exciting new series, The Similars takes the familiar boarding school aspect to the next level by introducing clones and asking the very important question: what if you were no longer the only you?

How would you react? Not only was this book quite a lot of fun, but I absolutely LOVED the heavy dose of science that runs throughout coupled with some themes that certainly made me think.

The story starts with circumstances shrouded in mystery and continues that way until the many reveals at the end.

Nothing in this book is clear-cut. Motives and machinations are as shady as many of the characters and everything — from the creation of the clones to the history of the school — is a puzzle that needs solving.

Secrets, deceit, and conspiracies abound and all of them have ties to the clones. Readers are given as many answers as deemed necessary, and by the end, the number of questions readers are left with far exceed the number of answers given.

I adore slow reveals and The Similars delivered beautifully in that regard. Everything about The Similars hit so many high notes for me, from the scientific aspects to the boarding school, but I especially loved the characters and the attitudes toward the clones.

Most were accepting, but a fair number of them were most assuredly anti-clone and it was an interesting approach to weaving in similar attitudes and prejudices that many people experience in our world, even in the here and now.

Aside from that, each and every character had such depth and emotion, each one was truly dimensional, even down to the shallow jerks.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Young Adult. Science Fiction. About Rebecca Hanover. Rebecca Hanover.

It's surprisingly heavy, and has scary sharp wings. Rebecca lives in San Francisco with her husband and three kiddos, where she enjoys matcha lattes, hoodies, and a complete lack of seasons.

She aspires to attend an actual hot Pilates class one day. Instagram: rebeccahanover Twitter: rebeccahanover Other books in the series.

August bis September E igentlich hat Ulises Gustavo Sanchez Parra sehr viel besseres zu tun, als untätig am Busbahnhof mitten in Mexiko herumzusitzen.

Doch er ist ebenso wie Irene Cassandra Ciangherotti gestrandet, die auf der Flucht vor ihrem gewalttätigen Mann ist. Während die beiden zusammen mit sechs weiteren Personen darauf warten, dass es endlich weitergeht, müssen sie feststellen, dass da etwas ganz Seltsames im ganzen Land vor sich geht.

Und dass jemand von ihnen etwas damit zu tun haben scheint. So kurios, dass er selbst für das Sonderlichkeiten nicht unbedingt abgeneigte Publikum nur schwer vermittelbar ist.

Ein abgelegener Busbahnhof, eine Gruppe Fremder, die gemeinsam eingeschlossen sind, eine ominöse Gefahr, das ist an und für sich wie gemacht für einen Horrorfilm oder auch einen Thriller.

Und doch lässt Regisseur und Drehbuchautor Isaac Ezban , der hier seinen zweiten Spielfilm abliefert, von Anfang an keinen Zweifel daran offen, dass er hier ein bisschen was anderes vor hat.

Ein Erzähler ist es, der uns in das Geschehen einführt, ein wenig Kontext liefert und dabei nicht ohne Humor kräftig die Figuren kommentiert.

Die leicht verschwommenen Bilder wiederum sehen auch aufgrund der sehr reduzierten Farben so aus, als handelte es sich um Fundstücke aus einer vergessenen Kiste auf dem Dachboden.

Unheimlich ist der mexikanische Film dann auch, dafür sorgt allein schon das kammerspielartige, leicht klaustrophobische Setting, das einem keine Rückzugsmöglichkeiten gibt.

Denn je stärker wir uns der Auflösung nähern, umso grotesker wird das Ganze. Einzelne belustigende Elemente hat es zuvor auch schon gegeben, gerade auch bei den Figuren und den befremdlichen Dialogen.

Doch das wird später so sehr ausgebaut, dass man sich schon gar nicht mehr sicher sein kann: Ist das Horror? Ist das eine Komödie? Was zum Teufel passiert hier eigentlich?

So übertrieben die Geschichte auch wird, so rätselhaft sie über das Ende hinaus bleibt, so seltsam nachdenklich stimmend ist sie aber auch, konfrontiert einen mit einem beängstigenden Gedankenkonstrukt, das weit über den Film hinaus Bestand hat.

Weit über Mexiko hinaus. Weit über die dargestellte Zeit hinaus.

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Creepy huh? When the original students see their clones, they are quite stunned. There is a back story to the clones creation and we get the POV from one of the students, Emma who is mourning the death of a friend, Oliver.

She learns that he has a clone, Levi and this is devastating news. I enjoyed some parts and wanted to see how the story would play out, but in the end it felt a bit one dimensional and lacking suspense.

Recommend for fans that are just looking for a fantasy read with a bit of a dystopian flavor. Book is out in January There's a lot to like in this book.

The idea behind the story is pretty interesting. The plotline is the strongest point of the book. There are clones and boarding school and little twists and turns both expected and unexpected.

The Similars also has quite a lot of parallels to the US election and chellanges the topics of intolerance, bigotry and general small mindedness.

As well as themes of humanity and identity. By the example of introducing clones into the society and how different pe There's a lot to like in this book.

By the example of introducing clones into the society and how different people react to that. I thought the concept of the story was interesting, but the execution made me have rather mixed feelings.

Although this is the author's debut novel, and there's a lot to like here already, so I'm interested in the sequel and where it goes. I don't think the time of the setting was specified, but it seems like the book takes place in the very near future.

It's set in a boarding school that has always been known for its intellect and inclusivity. The story follows our main heroine Emma, who goes back to the school, stricken by the loss of her long time friend Oliver over the summer.

Cloning has been banned in the US, so it's even more of a scandal when six clones - who have been created by mistake and raised on a foreign island - of six original students of the academy are announced to be attending the school.

And one of the clones just might be a complete shock to Emma. Boarding schools, mystrious school clubs, politics, secrets and conspiracies are all threads vowen into this story.

As I said, the plot is by far the best thing about this book. I thought most of the side characters were pretty decent, although it seemed like they were the bare bones of something that could've been so much more.

The romance: I didn't mind the idea the two characters together, but more often than not, I was thinking that they had no chemistry, no life to them together.

Tht they were completely shoehorned instead of naturally developed. It could've been done in much more complex way than it was. What I got was a romance that didn't feel authentic in the slightest.

I was told that they have feelings for each other, or how much they mean to each other now, but it was not backed up, therefore I never once believed it.

Overall, this was a nice near future debut novel. It wasn't mind blowing, nor was it forgettable.

There's a lot of interesting concepts and messages in here, mixed with good plot, subpar romance and decent enough but also not outstanding enough characters.

Your enjoyment depends on what you want from this book. I think, despite its ups and downs, it was an interesting book focusing on identity and what it means to be human.

This was a book of halves for me. The first half was insightful, poignant, and extraordinarily enjoyable. An easy four stars. But the second half was disjointed, campy, and pedestrian.

Two stars. So, the math wizard that I am, decided to average those two ratings and just call it even with the three stars. The first half.

Emmeline Chance is a young woman headed back to school following the death of her best friend. A death that was an apparent suicide.

Wracked with feelings of guilt, remorse, los This was a book of halves for me. Wracked with feelings of guilt, remorse, loss, and that empty forward motion that can afflict the still-living, Emma is trying to just get through this first part of returning to a new year of school.

I felt the depth of Emma's emotions, the complexity with which Hanover approached this girl's recovery process. There was a thoughtful angle by the author which serves to immediately endear the reader to Emma.

She was a likable person, too—as we soon learn about her attitude to the incoming clones who have dubbed themselves the Similars. She's accepting without it seeming to be simply feeding the plot, and she questions the clones without it appearing to be out of character.

Emma's interactions with Levi and the other Similars, her other classmates, and her inner dialogue were well-written and easily displayed Emma as a fully-fleshed out and unique individual.

As the introduction to the Similars themselves progressed, and the story opened up more, I found myself completely immersed in this school and the world beyond.

Emma's situation and how she tries to handle it evoked so much sympathy from me that I was connected to her from the get-go. I could not read that first half fast enough.

The second half. As the book's plot started to come together, filling in the missing or unknown information, and the larger conflict was explained, revealing the story's villain, the plausibility of this book's plot fell apart.

The second half of the book felt off and disconnected from the first. I don't know which idea served as the springboard for the entire book, but they felt distinctly separate.

There were moments in the second half of the book that made me feel that we were perhaps headed back in the right direction, but then something else would come up that was flat and lifeless.

The villain was of a type. He wanted revenge from some past where he felt wronged, and this act and plan must've stunted his maturity and emotional growth, because he came off about as one-dimensional as you can get.

He was villainous and almost let loose a maniacal, hand-wringing laugh by the time he came into the spotlight.

Deus ex machina. The technology in the first half is one thing. Like clones or the easy-to-follow personal electronic devices surrounding the people Even when the mystery opens up, and what is old technology to Emma helps set the stage for just how technologically advanced her society is—all this is easy to accept.

But once the villain comes on the scene, it appears to be no holds barred for highly improbable technology. I don't want to give away anything, which limits my ability to dissect, but it just felt as if there were suddenly limitless possibilities and these were being pelted at Emma without much explanation or reaction to fully impress the reader of the gravity of the situation.

Plunk, here comes another out of this world technology! The twists and turns. The first half didn't have much by way of revealing, just pacing alone wouldn't have allowed it, and I'm thankful that the course didn't vary from giving me a stellar first half.

But what I assume were twists, turns, and reveals in the second half offered me no surprises and were predictable down to the end.

All in all, this was a fairly enjoyable book—with the understanding that the ending was predictable and the villain and his cackling monologuing did not impress me.

As it stands, I have the slated sequel on my Someday list, but we'll see how it pans out before I go diving right into it. I may just still be curious enough about the overall plot to warrant a perusal.

It remains to be seen. I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This affected neither my opinion of the book, nor the content of my review. View 2 comments. Jan 20, Jennifer Gaarder rated it really liked it.

Read my reviews at jenchaosreviews. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about Read my reviews at jenchaosreviews. One, not everyone wants to be cloned; and, two, not everyone thinks clones should be treated like human beings-even though that is precisely what they are.

A young girl just lost her best friend to suicide over the summer and was reeling over it when she started her new year at Darkwood Academy.

Taking a stance as the enemy was the first thing she does towards Levi. She felt threatened, even offended that someone would clone a dead person; but at this point, she had no clue what the larger picture was.

However, that's not all who are going to be in the club. She is angry, hurt but also challenging. Over the past weeks, she has slowly been watching the clones from a distance, seeing what makes them so different from everyone else.

She has also become close to Levi and, while she knows he is not her best friend, she cannot help but feel drawn to him.

The first half of the book explores the development of the relationship between Levi and Emma, the protagonist. Also, there is a tragedy of sorts that occurs where Emma's friend Prudence is sent away to be with her family.

The relationship with Levi helps Emma discover a darker and more sinister plot. More importantly, they discover who the guardian and scientist are that is behind the clones in the first place.

There is an even darker agenda that he has. The story was not as fragmented as I thought it might be, based on some of the reviews that I read on Goodreads.

I thought the story was excellent and very action packed. The thrill of the suspense and what the heck the school was doing was also of great interest.

Writing: The writing was smooth and not dull. I was fully immersed in the book into the wee hours of the night.

The simple writing makes this a story suitable for anyone 14 and up. This was not a cheapened book; it had class. Plot: With the entrance of the six similars came the plots, the main plot and the many other plots to discover.

However, the author made sure to leave something open for a sequel. As I saw on Goodreads, this is book 1 of a series.

I am interested to see how this story goes. The plots are consistent and well thought out. I thought they were done well and tied up nicely in the end.

What I Liked About This Book: I was thrilled that she made the clones have similarities in their specialties which you will learn about in the book , but also, made sure to make them all different from each other.

This gave them individuality, and that is something that I look for in a book. However, I am not sure if that was the point.

I think it could have been toned down, but I am not sure. There was talk about the nation passing legislation against ALL clones. Very strange.

Overall Impression: This was a very different story than I am used to. However, I did indeed like it. The writing was smooth and enjoyable, and I was able to read the book nonstop for two days.

This is a great story for someone who is into cloning and science fiction. I rated this a 4. It took away from the rest of what was a solid book in my opinion.

There seemed to be a lot of repetition throughout the book too, it probably could have been at least 50 pages shorter. I did care about what happened to the characters, and I'll probably read the sequel if I come across it Jul 25, Fabi rated it liked it Shelves: kindle , published , dystopian , arc , sci-fi , ya , dnf.

A rather lite dystopian as there isn't much world building and it's very near future. The setting is a prestigious high school where our group of characters are the elite of the elite.

The main protagonist, Emmaline Chase, is starting her Junior year without much enthusiasm. She lost her BFF to suicide over the summer and she is still reeling from the pain of that loss.

So the fact that six new students at her school turn out to be clones of some other stude 3. So the fact that six new students at her school turn out to be clones of some other students, she doesn't much care Her initial rage slowly becomes friendship and later a budding romance.

The romance is very much a back burner to the plot. There is mystery, suspense, and danger. In fact, the secrets tend to overwhelm the story-line.

Some of the reveals were a surprise, but some of them were a bit predictable. I had a hard time engaging with the characters who seemed mostly one-dimensional to me.

Even the romance felt stilted and stale. However, I was captivated by the ongoing action and eagerly made my way to the end of this story only to end up hanging off a cliff without a solid ending.

I'm curious enough to want to read the sequel. The must be a sequel because this book ends rather abruptly.

But I'm not entirely sure. It sounds like it may head into a love triangle which I don't enjoy in my reading. I suppose it depends on how long it takes for the second installment to be published.

This first one is due out in January of May 22, Alja Katuin rated it really liked it. Pretty sure this is one of my favourite reads of this year so far..

I absolutely loved Emmaline and her dedication to find her friend.. Jun 29, Kayla rated it really liked it.

I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book!

So this is set in a world where clones of people exist. We follow Emma who is starting to get friendly with a group of clones aka "Similars" until she is shocked to see that Levi is a clone of her best friend Oliver who died recently.

I really enjoyed this book and I'm really grateful I was sent it because it was a very unique read. The one thing that I I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book!

The one thing that I really liked was the romance it was the strongest hate-to-love relationship and it was funny to watch the interactions between Levi and Emma.

My only criticism is that I would love to learn more about the world and how clones came to be and how this effects society and what else is different in this world that ours.

So I highly recommend you pick this up when it comes out and if you're interested in this then you're gonna have to wait awhile because this releases on January 1st Jan 01, Tucker TuckerTheReader marked it as to-read Shelves: science-fiction , young-adult , dystopian.

I love the cover but it has a big scientific inaccuracy. The staircase in the photo resembles RNA which is not used for cloning. View all 3 comments.

Feb 21, Angelica rated it it was ok Shelves: reviewed , arc , read , release But, here we are. While reading it I was reminded of all the things I liked about the genre, but also all the things I hated.

This book was a fairly enjoyable read. The premise was really interesting and the writing was quite good. The characters were also pretty decent and the story was overall entertaining.

If I had read this book at 16, I might have loved it. Things were a little too convenient at times, a little too predictable. It felt at times as if things were happening just to keep the plot going forward.

They felt like archetypes with no deep or unique personalities. Like most generic YA, the romance seemed to come out of nowhere.

Despite all that negativity, I gotta say, the story was pretty interesting. I wanted to know more of what was happening.

View 1 comment. Cloning research is a touchy subject, but since I had recently done a research paper about similar experiments, I figured I knew what I was getting into.

And yet, I still ended up surprised. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of twists I did not see coming. However, not all of these surprises were good.

There were a few details about the main characters which seemed a bit off throughout the book, but once I got through half of it, most of these problematic details were solved.

I will also point out that the novel itself seemed to last a long time, despite being an average length book.

Overall, I liked The Similars more than I expected! I will most likely be reading the next book when it hits shelves! Oct 12, Rissa rated it liked it.

The students basically signing away their rights. So for the next 9 months the students are going off the grid to protect the similars identity because the media and the workd for that matter are itching to know who these clones are.

Emmasbest friend Pru has a clon named Pippa. So obviously theres gonna be some drama there. Oliver, Emmas dead best friend has a clone. Also i feel like any book following a boarding school with some weird or paranormal or magical aspect makes me think harry potter, i cant help it.

Anyways, the top ten students are announced and obviously some similars are in the top and that causes drama along with the fact that the top ten is sort of like an evil cult and you must do as they want or risk being ranked at the bottom and losing your scholarship.

So while initiation begins for the top ten things start to go wrong, deadly even and Emma doesnt know who to trust especially the boy with her dead best friends face.

I am confused. Like a lot. Maybe it's because I am very tired and didn't appreciate the ending. Maybe the ending has no way of supporting itself I mean I was loving the book.

All of it, even the improbable things like the similars being exploited and all that without raising a fuss because that's how they are brought up and have to deliver But the ending Well, one stays because he's been held, but I mean, I get they can't be killed becauae the mad doctor says to save the data and not to kill them, but surely they could have been shot to incapacitate?

And also, they escape and tell no one anything about what went down in the island and the plans the mad doctor has? I am almost mad, I was loving the book so much and was expecting to get the second one to devour it as well I was thrilled to have received a copy.

This book! The Similars had me hooked from the very first page. It was a gripping, thrilling, and entertaining read from beginning to end. I love to read YA novels of this type, and this book certainly did not disappoint!

Imagine going to school, or anywhere for the matter, and seeing exact look-alikes of people that you know… imagine ever further if you had a look-alike of yourself?

Such an intriguing concept for sure! Would you be able to tell the original person apart from the exact look-alike? What was their purpose in the world?

I felt bad for Emmaline, especially after the tragic loss of her best friend Oliver and then coming face to face with his exact look-alike similar named Levi.

Not really. Overall I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it! We follow our main character Emma, who recently lost her best friend, Oliver, to suicide.

Emma and Levi conveniently get thrown into their community service thing together. I think the following installments in this series will probably improve greatly because I genuinely did like the world building, and the concept behind this book was absolutely intriguing.

The Similars is not a terrible book but it definitely needs a little bit more work, especially as a debut novel. Aug 30, Stephanie rated it it was ok.

I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review. I thought that the concept for The Similars had potential.

Unfortunately, it failed to live up to it for me. I think the idea of cloning is very interesting. It brings up so many ethical questions. Instead of actual discussions and honest questions, it was treated like so many hot button topics are these days: with I received a copy of this title via NetGalley.

Instead of actual discussions and honest questions, it was treated like so many hot button topics are these days: with the two sides yelling their opinions at each other and not having an open mind about it at all.

The author also tried to draw parallels between cloning and illegal immigration that I felt was a bit of a stretch. Emma was likable most of the time, though.

The Similars are easily the most interesting characters of the book, but only a little bit of time is spent getting to know any of them. Even though it was obvious what was going to happen, I still felt like it just kind of happened out of the blue.

There are two reveals towards the end of the book that I felt were supposed to be twists, but they were both things I suspected pretty early on in the story.

Overall, The Similars was just not for me. Despite an intriguing premise, the lack of character development, somewhat messy writing, and forced political overtones made this a book I was just getting through, rather than enjoying.

I am by no means the target audience for this book, though, so those that are may find this a much better read than I did. Overall Rating out of 5 : 2 Stars Or at least, that's what kept popping into my brain and now I wanna go watch it.

The writing is sort of disorienting which isn't a bad thing. I actually think this is a strength as it really helped me connect with Emma's pov.

That being said, her reaction to reveals was a little underwhelming and not super believable. I know it's in the Interesting I know it's in the distant future and genetics have really changed but other than those advances being explained, the world still felt very I don't quite get The Similar powers.

It wasn't really explained which was sort of frustrating because memory flashbacks were really throoughly explained. The Similars characters themselves definitely need to be fleshed out.

Some have a role in the plot but a few are just THERE also, every cafeteria scene with them made me think of the Cullen's in Twilight which rofl I hope there's more of Gravelle in the sequel cause he's fucked up.

Dude got some serious revenge issues and takes thinga to the extremes. That's the kinda villain I want to return and keep escalading.

I also need to understand wtf is happening with the Headmaster. I'm so lost and curious about the testing and holograms and such.

The book itself takes on a lot of current hot button to in Nnorth America like xenophobia, citizenship, where science needs to draw the line, privilege fearing the challenge of status quo that tend to come from lower class.

My real "bone to pick" and how blatantly information that is important is just shoved in at the right time. Like the author couldn't figure out how to get it in there so it was just randomly inexplicably shoved in.

I'll definitely read the sequel but I'm concerned that there was a cover change for the paperback. If book 2 hardcover doesn't match book 1 hardcover, I won't be buying it.

My book! It's about six teens who don't belong, but who must endure, living alongside the kids they were copied from. Weit über Mexiko hinaus.

Weit über die dargestellte Zeit hinaus. Auch wenn Ezban bei den Awards leer ausgehen wollte, darf man ihm daher dankbar sein für diesen Genresonderling, der nirgends wirklich hingehört.

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