REPLICA (Replica (Paperback)) Paperback – 16 Jul 2013
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JENNA BLACK is your typical writer. Which means she's an experience junkie. She got her BA in physical anthropology and French from Duke University. Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior. Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking discovery: primates spend something like 80% of their time doing such exciting things as sleeping and eating. Concluding that this discovery was her life's work in the field of primatology, she then moved on to such varied pastimes as grooming dogs and writing technical documentation. She is now a full-time writer and lives in North Carolina with her husband. Black is the author of the popular Faeriewalker series: Glimmerglass, Shadowspell and Sirensong.
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The world-building took too much space in the story, to the point that i was skimming through the descriptions that went on and on often repeating things we already knew.
The story is of a 16 year old girl who is engaged to irresponsible heir of the "empire" that builds Replicas. He dies, so his Replica is activated and they both embark into a journey to discover who his killer was. I was hoping the Replica would find out that he is different than the original Nate, but, apart from very small references to this, there was no desire, from the author, to explore this thread. Instead, the focus was on the claustrophobic feeling that the female protagonist Nadia (Nate and Nadia, which sound alike, which made me confused as to who was speaking at times) got as she got threatened and pushed around and almost tortured by the Head of Security of the vile dystopian society they were living in.
There was an interesting ending, with Thea (wont give spoilers), labs, bio-mechanics etc, which reminded me very much of sci-fi movies, which was a twist from how I imagined the world to be initially, a cross between victorian society morality and caste-system and dystopian future.
Overall, it was an ok read but nothing like some amazing books like The Hunt or Breathe that i read recently..
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