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Title: Falls the ShadowAuthor: Stefanie GaitherPublication Date: September 16th 2014Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young
When Cate Benson was a kid, her sister, Violet, died. Two hours after the funeral, Cate’s family picked up Violet’s replacement. Like nothing had happened. Because Cate’s parents are among those who decided to give their children a sort of immortality—by cloning them at birth—which means this new Violet has the same smile. The same perfect face. Thanks to advancements in mind-uploading technology, she even has all of the same memories as the girl she replaced.
She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school.
At least, that’s what the paparazzi and the anti-cloning protestors want everyone to think: that clones are violent, unpredictable monsters. Cate is used to hearing all that. She’s used to defending her sister, too. But Violet has vanished, and when Cate sets out to find her, she ends up in the line of fire instead. Because Cate is getting dangerously close to secrets that will rock the foundation of everything she thought was true.
In a thrilling debut, Stefanie Gaither takes readers on a nail-biting ride through a future that looks frighteningly similar to our own time and asks: how far are you willing to go to keep your family together?
I took some of the flowers from my sister's funeral, because I thought her replacement might like them as a welcome-to-the-family present.-Page 1 in ADE.
Because after all, people were easy enough to fool, if you knew how to do it.-Page 4 in ADE.
Alright, I'm cheating. I finished this Sunday night and haven't started a new one yet, so using this. But, I loved it. It kind of reminded me of Jennifer Rush's Altered series, it's different, but when it came to the characters, they had that...spark, the characters just worked together, they bounced off one another, and that always makes it fun to read. :)
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