Review – Replica

finalreplica_coverrevealgifTitle                  Replica (Part One – Lyra)
Author             Lauren Oliver
Publisher        HarperCollins
Source              NetGalley
Genre               Science Fiction

Lyra is not human. She’s a Replica. Made at The Haven, Lyra’s existence is an endless cycle of tests, medical procedures and cold, harsh rooms. There are no surprises, only structure and routine.

Until, there is not. Lyra’s world changes irrevocably and she must adapt.

I enjoyed Lyra’s story though the ending left me looking for some part of the book I must have missed. It didn’t seem complete. A quick search online told me that was indeed the case. Replica is a two part book – a flip book. One is Lyra’s story and the other is Gemma’s. Gemma is human and I can see how her story would be as interesting as Lyra’s. I just haven’t read it yet.

So this review is based on only half the book. Do I want to read the other half? Yes, though to be honest I enjoyed the viewpoint of Lyra and I want more from her perspective. Oliver delivers Lyra’s narrative as one that is innocent and naive yet perceptive. Lyra’s interpretations of the world are both joyful and heartbreaking.

Replica is an intriguing reflection of how much humanity is learnt and how much is ingrained in our DNA.

Try Replica if you liked Delirium or State of Grace.

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2 thoughts on “Review – Replica

  1. Thank you for this review! I was actually debating on whether to pick up this book since I was not sure how the actual story line would be like in this set up but I do have to say that the dual POVs are quite intriguing. I think I will probably give this one a try due to your review 🙂

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    • Thanks for visiting! I like that the set up allows you to decide how you want to read it – one chapter from each POV at a time or as an entire narrative. Unless of course you read on an ereader. Then the flip novelty is lost. 😦
      Hope you enjoy reading it! 🙂

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