Thursday, August 29, 2013

What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang Review

"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."

Wow! I love What's Left of Me. Reminding us about wants, needs, and hope, What's Left of Me is a beautifully written book. What's Left of Me is recommended to twelve and up because there isn't any inappropriate scenes although it may change in the second book. (It's possible, but I'm not sure if it is going to happen. There's definitely chemistry between some characters, but it doesn't guarantee any kissing or make out sessions.)   

The plot, the plot, the plot. Oooo! I love it! There's so many memorable scenes from the deep eye moments with our favorite boy, Ryan, to the dark persuasive conversation with Doctor something. Kat Zhang's writing is amazing and addicting. What's Left of Me is a great book to read if you are waiting for another book to come out.

The ending of What's Left of Me makes me want more, more, more of Kat Zhang's new twisty series. I hate how the ending ends, but for me to like What's Left of Me, there has to be a good cliffhanger. Thankfully there is a cliffhanger, no matter how many times I stick my tongue at the cover of the book. 

Told from Eva's POV, What's Left of Me is a curious story of a girl who is almost as if she's stuck in a coma or in a dream where she can't move anything. What's Left of Me is a great book to read. Buckle up.


Eva, of course. She's the one stuck in a "coma." Well, not exactly, but she's on one side of a one-way glass. She can see everyone, but they can't see her. All they see is Addie, until Eva/Addie's hybrid status is discovered. I like how Eva narrates What's Left of Me. She hides away her secrets until she really has to reveal them, giving What's Left of Me a good amount of mystery and intrigue. 

Addie is more of a rich girl/spoiled kid type. I don't really like her, but she's more of a lonely bratty girl who is like a little lost sheep, but no one really wants to hang out with her. 

Rating: Four out of Five

No comments:

Post a Comment