Wednesday, May 7, 2014

[Book Review] Dualed by Elsie Chapman

Dualed (Dualed, #1)Dualed
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In the city of Kersh, everyone must eliminate their genetic Alternate twin, raised by another family, before their twentieth birthday. 

West Grayer, 15, has trained as a fighter, and has one month to hunt and kill her Alt. A tragic misstep shakes her confidence. 

Guilty, grieving, she feels unworthy, runs from her Alt and from love - both can destroy her.


**WARNING!!! Minor Spoilers!**

GAAAWWWDDDD! Can somebody talk so much without actually talking? Wasn't this supposed to be a Dystopia novel with badass world where everyone has to kill their twin? Or am I missing something??

Anyways...

West Grayer lives in the world where every person is genetically made as themselves and then offered the exact DNA to the next family. This way there two identical people in the world that gonna have to kill each other before their 20th birthday to determine who is the strongest and who deserves to live in the city. After losing her whole family, West has nothing else left until waiting for her assignment and she joins "assassins" that go under Strikers to kill twins for the people who can afford it. 

With a storyline like this one, there is a lot of potential for a great book but there was just so many things that didn't make sense! First of all - why is West so special? There is literally nothing that screams she's a super badass Dystopia chick who's a ninja and going to kick ass the whole time. Just no. 

That makes me think about why exactly Bear decided that she would be a good assassin. & if she's so good, why was she hiding half of the book from her Alt and wouldn't even man up to finish the job? Apparently she had no problem killing a bunch of other people but just someone who looks like her. 

Then there's this whole thing with the actual killings themselves. There is no mention of the world itself and we only know about this one city that exists and there's nothing else behind it. Like why do they even have to make twins in the first place and then have them killed? Why don't they just expand or regulate how many kids a family could have? I don't know, just doesn't makes sense so much. 

With that said, I couldnt give it more than 2 stars. I didn't hate, didn't like it, didn't love it. It was just.... meh

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