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?
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Let’s talk about how utterly phenomenal Ms Heather is as a writer. You know when you fall in complete love, lust, and obsession with a series, it’s really hard to live up to, or past, that series. I am so invested in the Dirty Blood series (Heather, I did express my extreme missing of Alex) that I wasn’t sure what I was going to get from this series. I so totally should have known better than to ever even think about thinking something not brilliant would come from this woman! She is MAGNIFICENT in her writing skills, plus, I sometimes even can’t help but totally liking the bad guys! How is that even possible!? Well I guess it is!
This book is not like anything I’ve ever read. It’s a post apocalyptic story, yet it’s not all rubble and ruin. Things didn’t blow up persay, they just got really bad, and then the rich of course get richer, and the poor are almost all but desimated from the planet. Those rich are literary cloning themselves to make sure they are always above the poor. WOW! There’s so many twists and crazies in this plot! You would think that being rich and alive is enough right? Nope, not for these people. And the sinister way it’s played out. I am serious when I say I got emotional because things are just down right scary. This is a sweet and beautiful story, but at the same time it’s downright scary and dark, and full of things that you would never believe imaginable!
Ven is the clone of “Raven” yet she doesn’t quite know that until she is called in for duty. LOL I can’t explain it other than that way because of spoilers. I will say I hated right along with Ven! She is thrown to the wolves, and I usually love the wolves, so let me say vampers… I don’t like vampers, they eat people LOL hahahahahaha No there’s no Vamps or Wolves here, I’m just metaphorically speaking. She is thrust into a world she doesn’t understand, with people who are not so nice, in a place that is beyond believable! It’s amazing how well someone could capture they feelings of not understanding technology, when you know we all have that. Ven is such a likable character! You will love her immediately! Or I did! I need more Ven asap!! but Maybe some Alex first hahahaha
Linc is Ven’s bodyguard, and he sure is good looking, and extremely good at his job. And even though you get that coldness from him when he is in business mode, you can’t forget those sweet looks he can have. I have fallen for Linc. He is precious, and smart, and wonderful! I will put him in my book boyfriend top list- behind Alex of course hahahaha! Daniel is…… damn, I really cannot talk about it. He is rich and he feels entitled, but without spoilers, that are MAJOR IMPORTANT, I cannot say exactly what I feel about him, except that in the end, I really did feel bad. :/
It is an amazing journey-this book! I will recommend it to everyone who will even look at me! It’s a fantastic tale of finding out who you are, and not having to be like someone else, and that being ok. It’s about loving yourself, regardless of who and what you are. And it’s about doing the right thing, even if it’s the hardest, most terrible experience and life threatening, because it’s the right thing to do. So, have I said enough… You should seriously go get this book!!! 5 AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL PAWS from me!
About the Author:
Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. (She’s only slightly socially awkward as a result.) Since 2011, she’s published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places. Her most frequent hobbies are riding motorcycles and avoiding killer slugs.
Heather is also a publishing and success coach bent on equipping and educating artists who call themselves authors. She loves teaching fellow writers how to create the same freedom-based lifestyle she enjoys. For more information visit www.phoenixauthorink.com and find out how to create your own Outrageous Life.
She is represented by Rebecca Friedman. You can find out more about Heather and her books at www.heatherhildenbrand.com.
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