Monday, November 12, 2012

Dualed by Elsie Chapman

You or your Alt? Only one will survive.
The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.
Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her. 
Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.

Publisher: HarperTeen 
Number of Pages: 304
Type: Hardcover 

Reviewed by Connor, age 17

I loved this book. I thought that she did a very good job of keeping the readers attention and drawing me in right from the start. She also did a good job of explaining what life was like in Kersh at the start of the book by starting it with Luc’s assignment. I enjoyed reading how in depth Elsie Chapman got as she developed Chord and West’s relationship. Also I liked how she saved the final battle between West and her Alt for the very end and then brought back Baer in the last chapter and gave a hint of what West’s life as a Complete was going to be like. All in all I thought that this was a very good book and I’d recommend it to boys and girls around my age or younger. 

This book hits shelves February of 2013! 

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Happy reading!
Connor, age 17

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