8.08.2012

Waiting on Wednesday (18): The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna



From Goodreads:
Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other”, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.
But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.
Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.
What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva.
From debut novelist Sangu Mandanna comes the dazzling story of a girl who was always told what she had to be—until she found the strength to decide for herself.
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: August 28th, 2012
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I shouldn't have to go into detail of the fact that we need more paranormal, dystopian, sci-fi, etc. stories starring a woman of color, or in this case her copy. That's the first thing that draws me into this book. The second would be the premise, that idea of replacing someone after they die, with their family knowing. I had heard of creating people to replace lost organs, but never entire lives. I think it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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30 comments:

  1. A great pick! I am keen to read this as well.

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  2. Definitely excited to read this one, too! Such an interesting premise!

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  3. Great reason why you want to read this book. I have to say I'm excited as well knowing that Eva isn't your ordinary female protagonist. Great pick!

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  4. I have heard great things about this book so I can't wait to read it. Great choice.

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  5. I love how original this book sounds. The whole concept is fascinating and I can't wait to read it :)

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  6. I love the concept of this book. Thanks for the great pick!

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  7. This is a great pick. Thanks for sharing today.
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  8. This one is quite popular today. The summary is very interesting and I think I even have it on my to-read list. I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it. Great pick.
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  9. This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!
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  10. I've never heard of this one. It sounds RIGHT up my alley. I've put it on my Goodreads list! Thanks so much for sharing this one.

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  11. It sounds like something I would read for sure. Great pick.

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  12. This looks so interesting, and I love the reasons you listed for wanting to read it. I'm adding it to my TBR list! Great pick!

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  13. Sounds like a good choice.

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  14. Great pick! I really want to read this one as well. It sounds like a really interesting concept. :)

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  15. I haven't heard of this one but it really does seem awesome!!! Fabulous choice :-) Thanks for sharing.

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