Friday, November 9, 2012

Review: What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang

What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)
What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1) by Kat Zhang
I should not exist. But I do.
Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .
For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

Published in US: Sept 18th 2012
Source: won from  Kat and Jess at
Series? 1st in Hybrid Chronicles, the 2nd still untitled releases August 29th 2013

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     I loved the concept of what's left of me and Zhang pulled it off wonderfully.
     I enjoyed getting to know Eva and Addie, their similarities and differences. They were more different than I would have expected since I was picturing identical twins in the same body.
     It was neat though how they communicated and how they had distinct personalities as well as approaches to the challenges they were faced with.
     There was lots of character development along with a plot that kept me turning the pages and anxious to know what would happen next and how they would possibly get themselves our out the next pickle.
     The secondary characters were also well done. I loved the suspense of Lissa and Devon and what their motivations were and watching their relationship with Addie and Eva grow.
     There was always something going on, with surprising twists and characters that I didn't expect what they did as well as help from unexpected places. I was always looking for a few extra minutes to read and always wanting just a few more pages.  
    I will definitely continue this series and recommend it for fans of dystopia and science fiction. 
     Bottom line: Great plot, characters that I felt for and amazing premise.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Would you rather share your mind with like a hybrid or do you think you would fight for dominance?


  1. This one does sound good and like something I would enjoy. I think I am the type of person that wouldn't mind sharing my mind with a hybrid. It would be nice to not always have to think and let someone else do it for you. lol :)

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  2. This one is freaky, I would not like to be her at all

  3. I think this one sounds so interesting - definitely different from anything else I've read lately. Must get to it soon! Great review Brandi.

    Zaira Lynn (CashFund)


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