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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Review: Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand


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?



Oh my goodness. This book surpassed all of my expectations. It follows the story of Ven. She's a carbon copy, grown in a test tube, made to serve her Authentic, Raven Rogen (aka wealthy human), in any way she may be needed; whether it be to stand in for her if she falls ill, if she dies, or even to donate an organ. She's been alive for 5 years but has never set foot outside of her training facility, called Twig City. When an attempt is made on Raven's life, Ven is brought in to take her place and be used as bait to draw out Raven's attackers. Being outside Twig City isn't anything Ven expected it to be. She's overwhelmed at first but she adapts quickly.

I really liked Ven. She was easy to relate to and her emotions and reactions to situations were so real. She's been coached her entire existence that she is different from humans, that she isn't capable of experiencing human emotions, but she can. She's confused and hesitant to put her life on the line for someone she has never met. The mistakes she made, made her seem real. 

Linc...oh my goodness. *swoons* Linc was amazing. He was perfect. I kept picturing Tyler Hoechlin as Linc. So dreamy! He could be a stubborn butt at times but he always had Ven's best interest at heart. 

Imitation was action packed and left me wanting for more. I knocked off half a star because it ended a bit abruptly for me and I was really disappointed that the last 20-30 pages were just previews of other books. Publishers! Please stop doing this. We readers get lured into a false sense of security that we still have a few more chapters left in our books only to be let down. Blargh! Anyway, if you're looking for a book that you won't be able to put down, that has equal parts romance and action/suspense, I highly recommend giving Imitation a go. I can't wait to get my hands on books 2 and 3! 

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