Friday, February 27, 2015

Jennavier Recommends: The Hybrid Chronicles by Kat Zhang

I should not exist. But I do. 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. don't say this very often so listen up. I think Kat Zhang might be one of the most original and talented authors writing in YA today. I should have hated this book is because it left me on tenterhooks for so freaking long! There's only so much suspense I can handle people!!! Despite having what should be the most unbelievable premise What's Left of Me rockets along with a lot of questions, a little answers, and a really great heroine.

One of the things I love about this trilogy is how smart Addy and Eva are even while being strait up teenagers. I mean that they make mistakes, they react badly, but at the same time they are willing to grow and adapt in truly courageous ways.

I thought the romances were really well done. They didn't take up a lot of space but what they did have was both sweet and believable. of my big complaints about many series that feature teenagers is that the heroine doesn't have the necessary skills to succeed. Addie and Eva might not seem like they do, but when the time comes they are in a place where they can make the most of what they have. It was satisfying to watch Eva really take on the bad guys instead of being helpless!

The ending was both believable and satisfying. While it did strain the bonds of credulity a little it still worked within the story. The possibilities functioned, is the only say I can think to say it.

I can't wait to see what Kat Zahn writes next!