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Won this in a goodreads giveaway!

Eh. Nothing particularly new or original, writing was average and at times kind of weird. Little details didn't make sense, like a character saying the light from behind someone made a badge on his front perfectly shiny and clear... With light from behind him... So he'd be a silhouette of darkness.... Maybe I'm just also not that interested in "fugitive on the run" stories, which is 80% of this book. Just hiding in fields and sneaking into trucks. Eh.

I suppose the telling factor is that I don't plan to be reading the sequel.
 
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Jenniferforjoy | Jan 29, 2024 |
I was really excited to get this book because I had told myself that I was excited about this one, but I got a chapter in and then read the blurb and gave myself a skeptical look. Still can't figure out why I had hyped myself up for this one, because wow, have we read this story before ninety million times. There's always a secret sibling, there's always a child law.

Kept reading because I thought maybe Past-Me had had some motivation to be excitement, but the writing was pretty meh as well and this kind of just fell flat on every level. The characters had differences that were obviously put in there just to make them different, but they didn't actually feel like different people.

For a moment I thought maybe this would be redeemed when the characters enter Glacier County in Montana (hello, I left my soul there) but alas, there were just location labels being thrown around. Sigh.
 
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whakaora | 4 andre anmeldelser | Mar 5, 2023 |
I'm going to be honest. This book just wasn't for me. The beginning was really interesting and I was excited to see where it was headed and then it sort of fell off a bit. The premise of this book was a fascinating one, but I just found I couldn't keep up with it.
 
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klcarmack | 4 andre anmeldelser | Nov 12, 2021 |
Overall an engaging read. Interesting concept having identical twins forced to pretend that they are one person. The girls' father is even a prominent figure in the government, in charge of enforcing the "one child" policy.
Lots of action.
Looks like there's definitely room for a sequel?
 
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joyceclark | 4 andre anmeldelser | Apr 4, 2019 |
This story started off so strong! I was listening to it as an audiobook and wanted to find out what would happen next. The premise of two girls secretly living as twins in a world were the rule is only one child really drew me in. However, as I got towards the middle and end, it was hard for me to focus on the story. I lost interest. Even though the beginning was great, it was so-so for me overall.
 
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kstadt929 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Nov 2, 2018 |
There are several noteworthy novels fictionalizing the Chinese one child rule in a future United States. This is a noteworthy addition at the YA level. Identical twins Ava and Mira Goodwin live as one, because only one of them is allowed to survive in their society. They alternate days, one hiding in the basement of the family home, the other sleeping in the daughter bedroom, going to school, and attending social events. They do homework together and debrief their days, as the next day they will alternate roles. This arrangement works surprisingly well, until their cover is blown at age 18. There is a powerful trek across North America, and a brief discussion of the birth and maintenance of resistance movements. Mild violence.
 
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CDWilson27 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Oct 5, 2018 |
FROM AMAZON: An experiment in survival awaits estranged twin sisters in a thrilling science fiction adventure by the authors of The Rule of One series.

Is fear the killer of dreams?

It’s been twelve years since the 2040 Quake rocked the Golden State, fracturing Los Angeles and the fortunes of millions. It’s been six years since tech billionaire Damon Yates founded his elite academy, giving Unfortunates from the wrong side of his hyperloop tracks a new future at Quest Campus, tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains. But an endeavor that sought to bridge a divide only tore eighteen-year-old twin sisters apart.

Jade is a street-savvy adrenaline seeker ruling the city’s downtrodden eastside. Crys is an influential socialite ensconced in Yates’s westside mansion—every bit her adoptive father’s daughter. After the mysterious murder of one of the academy’s brightest, Jade sets out with her factious band of exiles to prove there’s something sinister going on behind the walls of Yates’s exclusive empire. But to expose the earthshaking truth, Jade needs her estranged sister back on her side.

There’s a big problem, though: Crys is inexplicably terrified of her own twin’s face.

Combining a thrilling mystery with an examination of class difference, Exiles is an explosive coming-of-age adventure about living in—and doing anything to survive—the technologically advanced metropolis of the unshakable City of Dreams.
 
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Gmomaj | Aug 16, 2022 |
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