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The Similars
The Similars | Rebecca Hanover
When six clones join Emmeline's prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend's face each day in class in this exhilarating and riveting debut by Rebecca Hanover. Junior year just got a lot more cutthroat. This fall, six new students are joining the junior class at the elite Darkwood Academy. But they aren't your regular over-achieving teens. They're clones. And they're joining the class alongside their originals. The Similars are all anyone can talk about: Who are these clones? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? And who is the madman who broke the law against cloning to create them? Emmaline Chance couldn't care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and it's all she can do to get through each day without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi--Oliver's exact DNA copy and one of the Similars. Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, except she keeps getting pulled deeper into their clique. She can't escape the dark truths about the clones or her prestigious school. No one can be trusted...not even the boy she is falling for with Oliver's face.
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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4/5 ⭐
If you ever watched the movie The Island with Ewan McGregor and Scarlet Johansson, this is the YA adaptation but set in a Vermont boarding school. The writing is sort of disorienting which isn't a bad thing--it actually helped me connect with Emma's pov. I don't quite get The Similar powers. It wasn't really explained. I hope there's more of Gravelle in the sequel cause he's fucked up. Takes on a lot of topics like xenophobia & citizenship

KathyWheeler Lovely cover. 7mo
Books.Bottles.and.Babies I keep seeing amazing reviews for this book. I think I'll have to go pick it up! 7mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Cloned teens at a Vermont boarding school with their original selves?! Sign me the fuck up

xxjenadanxx I really enjoyed this one! 7mo
tgram Ohhhh! Let us know how it is! 7mo
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VanChocStrawberry
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Mehso-so

This is the kind of book people point to when they think YA is not for grown ups—too much angst and not enough plausibility. Despite the immense suspension of disbelief required, I still enjoyed it and will check out the next one.

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SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore
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I loved everything about this book but the end.....so many questions! Debut novel...when's book 2 coming aghhhhhh

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SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore
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I am almost done with this! I am loving it so far! Im going to be sad when its over! Wonder if they'll be a second?

BookHoarder32 Goodreads says January 2020 🤔 9mo
SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore That's forever away 😢 9mo
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SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore
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1. Similars 2. a. Harback b. Paperback c. Ereader in that order 3. Yeah, there is no such thing ✊😍💯 #weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 📚 9mo
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Kimberlone
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Finished the tagged book last night and the other book today.

The Similars was very generic YA with sci-fi bent. MC was annoying to me. Half the twists made no sense, and the one major one at the end was heavily telegraphed throughout the book.

Let Me List The Ways was above average contemporary YA romance. Likeable MC who struggles with type 1 diabetes. Central friendship was well defined and believable. Although too wholesome for my taste.

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MrBook
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Two dog posts tonight 🐶! 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyHumor

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CoffeeK8
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An eerie dystopian boarding school story. Imagine the clone of your dead best friend shows up during your Junior year in high school with a secret agenda.

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CoffeeK8
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Starting this one today, really liking it so far!

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LibrarianRyan
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This has gotten some big name starred reviews. I should probably read it since I already have a galley.

#CoverLove #YAedition
December 31, 2018

Kaye I like the cover ! 11mo
JennyM Me too...the cover is 👍 11mo
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HiddenGemBooks
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The Similars are all anyone talks about at Darkwood Academy. Who are these clones? Who broke the law to create them?

Emma‘s best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she sees Levi—Oliver's DNA replica and a Similar.

Emma wants nothing to do with the them, but she keeps getting pulled deeper into their web, uncovering the dark truth, and no one can be trusted.

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Jess7
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I‘m not usually into science fiction, but the description of this ARC (available January 2019) sounds super suspenseful! Have any of you read this one yet? Is it on your TBR? #thesimilars

Blurb: “When six clones join Emmeline's prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend's face each day in class in this exhilarating and riveting debut...” #tbr #arc

Thanks to the publisher for this gifted copy.

Bklover This sounds fascinating! 11mo
LibrarianRyan It‘s on my TBR. I have a copy upstaits 11mo
Jess7 Great I hope you both enjoy it @Bklover @LibrarianRyan 11mo
Beachesnbooks I got this arc at bookcon, it‘s on my tbr this month—i‘m super curious about it! 11mo
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Beachesnbooks
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Winter TBR!
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I‘m planning on mood-reading my way through December, but I did put together a stack of books I‘d love to get to in the next few snowy months. Some books just feel wintry to me, especially longer titles and SFF, or books set in colder climates. Are there certain books that you gravitate towards in the winter?
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Thank you so much to the tagged publishers for the pictured ARCs!
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@WilliamMorrowBooks @Sourcebooks

ralexist I love Passage! 11mo
SW-T Can‘t read all the background titles! LOL! Enjoyed The Scarlet Letter and The Kiss Quotient. Loved Passage. Have Blood and Bone but haven‘t read it yet. Hope you enjoy your selections 😊 11mo
Beachesnbooks @ralexist Awesome! I love Connie Willis and this one sounds sooo good 11mo
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Beachesnbooks @SW-T Oh only the front stack is my tbr! 😂 Unfortunately i‘m not nearly impressive enough to try to read all of those in a season. I loved The Kiss Quotient too! Very excited to get to Passage 😄 11mo
WilliamMorrowBooks To the top of the stack... 11mo
Beachesnbooks @WilliamMorrowBooks Definitely! 😄 11mo
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Kristy_K
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This story sounded unique &for the 1st half or so of the book I was thoroughly enjoying it. W/the sci-fi, mystery mix this seemed the beginning of a good YA series. But then things began to turn &I found myself rolling my eyes as it fell into familiar YA traps: predictable twists &teens who can outsmart adults. I really struggled with the last 15% of the book. I think teens will enjoy this but I feel adults will share my sentiments more.

#scifi

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JenP
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An elite high school is thrown into a tailspin when 6 cloned students are invited to attend the school. These students‘ “originals” are attending as juniors and seniors at the school. When they turn into each other, it sparks all kinds of mayhem

This was highlighted as a buzz worthy YA book at BEA. Honestly it was all rather silly and way too predictable. The premise is interesting but so predictable as to send me into fits of eye rolling.

JenP I will say that despite the fact that is was painfully lacking in subtlety, I still felt entertained at times. It probably will be a blockbuster 1y
Cinfhen Great review!! Well done 😄you‘re making early progress #booked2018 #impressed ❣️ 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Interesting premise. Too bad it was still a pan! 1y
BookHoarder32 I agree, the entertainment value lay in the ridiculousness of it all. 12mo
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