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Dualed by Elsie Chapman
Expected Publication Date: February 26th, 2013
Publisher: Random House
Page Count: 304 pages
Would you live through the ultimate test of survival?Why I Can't Wait: So like... this book just sounds kick ass and awesome. Let's be honest here. Alts? HOW COOL OF A CONCEPT IS THAT?! Also, I requested this book on NetGalley and was thoroughly denied, which made me cry.
The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.
Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s 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 her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.
Elsie Chapman’s suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.
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