Wednesday, February 5, 2014

[Book Review] CLAN by Realm Lovejoy

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Clans are Unity.

No variation. No deviation.

On Clades, to be a Clan is to be an exact copy. 
A perfect society cloning themselves to survive, 
even as the zombielike Frags threaten to overrun them 
on an unforgiving planet. 

Clan 1672 (privately known as Twain) 
was never supposed to survive the Incubation Tank. 
But he did. Illegally. 
He is different from the other Clans. 

A secret that could destroy him.


*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Clone. 

By saying I'm a clone I immediately become the unimportant copy. 
The faceless guy with the same haircut as my Brethen. 
A borrower - not my own being. 
I walk n someone else's shoes. 
At least that's how I was supposed to be.

Civilization that only has Clans - clones that came from one person and now form a society that serves purpose of Unity - to work together and produce more Clans. The history of the planet consists of humans leaving the Frag virus to prevent it from going to Earth. Since Father Krume (main scientist) has volunteered to run the project, every single Clan was the exact copy of him. 

But it is impossible to be a copy of someone and having your DNA alternated without being your own person, with emotions and wants. The main character in this story is Train, also known by his Clan number 1672. His sponsor kept him hidden because he was different and once he went into the public, he was called mutant. Being different went against everything that the society stood for and he was not welcomed. But that's when he meets Buster (1249) and Chad (1348) and they became his family, his world. 

"Sometimes... You have to live the life you believe in, no matter the outcome. When you're dead, nothing matters except for the lives you affectd. It's... love."

Clan was so different from any Dystopia/Sci-Fi book I read, it was fantastic. I definitely did not expect the twists and non-stop action that was on every page of this book. It was disturbing, sad, ridiculous, and I felt incredible close with all three characters. I'm glad I gave this book a chance and definitely reccomend it to everyone who likes a little nontraditional twist to their books. 

Check out amazing graphics and illustrations like the one above on author's website. She also has incredible pictures from the released party of Clan that are awesome! Click HERE to view! xoxo


18 comments:

  1. This sounds like a neat book. I am a fan of books about clones.

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    1. You should definitely check it out! I loved it

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  2. I'm so glad you loved this one! Thanks so much for giving it a shot and reviewing it!

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    1. Thanks Candace! I think illustrations were a definite plus here

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    2. I haven't seen the paperback but I've looked at them online and they are great! I'll have to get a copy of the paperback for shelf though.

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    3. You should! There's also a map of their city right in front of the book so it gives you a good illusion on where everything is. I love when books have that!

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  3. This one sounds like something I would love... adding it to my wish list!

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    1. Glad you think so!! It's definitely better to get a paperback, illustrations are awesome!

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  4. Oh my, I haven't heard of this, but it sounds so cool! Clone books are so fascinating and the idea of them all being clones of the same guy is definitely different. :) Great review!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I kind of wish they would make a movie out of this so I can actually see how everything is lol

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  5. WOW, Clan sounds both scary and intriguing! I think I need to get this and read it, Ellie! Excellent review, you managed to tell me just enough to make me very curious, and I still need to learn it all.
    Have a great Wednesday.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Aww that's so sweet of you! Well thank you, I hope you get to check it out as well :)

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  6. Nice to read that this is different from other dystopias. I was getting tired of them to be honest. I am interested in reading about clones. I haven't read a book yet about them but I have always loved the subject!!

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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    1. You definitely should check it out! I was getting tired of the typical dystopia books so this is finally something like a cross between aliens and clones lol

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  7. The clone aspect def intrigues me and the differnt take on the dystopias

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    1. Hope you will have a chance to read it! :)

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