Title: More of Me
Author: Kathryn Evans
Genre & Age Group: Science fiction, young adult
Teva goes to school, studies for her exams, and spends time with her friends. To the rest of the world, she’s a normal teenager. But when she goes home, she’s anything but normal. Due to a genetic abnormality, Teva unwillingly clones herself every year. And lately, home has become a battleground. When boys are at stake, friends are lost, and lives are snatched away, Teva has a fight on her hands—a fight with herself. As her birthday rolls around, Teva is all too aware that time is running out. She knows that the next clone will soon seize everything she holds dear. Desperate to hang on to her life, Teva decides to find out more about her past . . . and uncovers lies that could either destroy her or set her free.
Source: Thanks so much to ABRAMS Kids & Amulet Books for providing me with an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley!
How I Found Out About It: Netgalley
Before More of Me, I had never read about clones, so when I came across this book on Netgalley, I was very intrigued and decided to request it, expecting a super cool storyline and characters.
This book definitely turned out to meet my expectations for an interesting, fun, sci-fi read, and I hope to read many more books like this one in the future!
For a quick summary, this book revolves around a high schooler named Teva. At first glance, she seems like a normal girl who goes through all the same situations as a normal high schooler would. But there’s a catch: a genetic mixup has caused her to have a bunch of clones of herself- one created per year, to be exact. Soon enough, she gets fed up by the fact that her life is taken by a clone every year, thus she strives to go and find out more about both her past and her condition.
Teva was quite whiny, secretive, and complained a lot at first, but I absolutely found myself warming up to her by the book’s end as she develops her knowledge about herself as well as her confidence. Despite this, I really don’t think she’ll be a character that sticks out in, say, six months.
The plot of this story was probably what I enjoyed the most about it. More of Me was extremely fast-paced with no plot holes, and I never really found myself getting bored of it while reading. There are hooks to appeal the reader on almost every page as the plot keeps twisting and turning!
All in all, I really enjoyed my time immersed in More of Me as it was a compelling, fun, and fast read. In my opinion, contemporary lovers would adore this book as it is the perfect bridge between contemporary and science fiction, offering many elements of both. Be sure to be on the lookout for this book at a store near you starting on June 13th, 2017!
*I received a digital ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*