Review: Divided by Elsie Chapman

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The hunter becomes the hunted. . . .
 
West Grayer is done killing. She defeated her Alternate, a twin raised by another family, and proved she’s worthy of a future. She’s ready to move on with her life.
 
The Board has other plans. They want her to kill one last time, and offer her a deal worth killing for. But when West recognizes her target as a ghost from her past, she realizes she’s in over her head. The Board is lying, and West will have to uncover the truth of the past to secure her future.
 
How far will the Board go to keep their secrets safe? And how far will West go to save those she loves? With nonstop action and surprising twists, Elsie Chapman’s intoxicating sequel to Dualed reveals everything.

PUBLISHER: Random House Books for Young Readers

PAGES: 320

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I was given this ARC by Random House and that does not affect the following review in any way, shape or form. Thank you, Random House! 🙂 Continue reading

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Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman

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Two of you exist. Only one will survive.

West Grayer is ready. She’s trained for years to confront her Alternate, a twin raised by another family. Survival means a good job, marriage—life.

But then a tragic misstep leaves West questioning: Is she the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future?

If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from herself, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Fast-paced and unpredictable, Elsie Chapman’s suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a chilling, unforgettable world.

PUBLISHER: Ember (a division of Random House)

PAGES: 290

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So, I was pre-approved for Dualed’s sequel, Divided, on NetGalley and I accidentally accepted. While I can sometimes read the second book in a series before the first (if I really have to), I felt like I couldn’t do that for this series. So, when I came across the first one at a bookstore, I picked it up!

It’s been awhile since I’ve read through the night and finished a book in twenty-four hours. Dualed is a gripping thriller and I simply had to finish it before going to sleep… which ended up being around 4am. I have no regrets. 🙂 Continue reading

Small Book Haul!

Went on down to the good old Barnes & Noble yesterday. I’d actually thought that all big chain book stores had gone out of business (wow, I’ve been out of it), so it was a pleasant surprise to know that I can still buy overpriced books at Barnes and Nobles! Oh, the joy!

Although I walked in the door with a budget of just one book–just one, I tell you–I walked out with two books (oh, the horror), because I’m not capable of limiting myself to just one book. Why even try? But. at least I set a “budget”, otherwise I would have walked out of those doors with twenty books (and absolutely no money to my name).

I’m super excited about these two books, though! 🙂 Continue reading