Monday, June 23, 2014

[Book Review] Divided by Elsie Chapman

Divided (Dualed, #2)Divided 
The hunter becomes the hunted. . . .

West Grayer is done killing. She defeated her Alternate, a twin raised by another family, and proved she’s worthy of a future. She’s ready to move on with her life.

The Board has other plans. They want her to kill one last time, and offer her a deal worth killing for. But when West recognizes her target as a ghost from her past, she realizes she’s in over her head. The Board is lying, and West will have to uncover the truth of the past to secure her future.

How far will the Board go to keep their secrets safe? And how far will West go to save those she loves? With nonstop action and surprising twists, Elsie Chapman’s intoxicating sequel to Dualed reveals everything.

Few months later, West has moved on with her life from being an assassin. Being an instructor and trying to go on with her life as a complete is different but she doesn't forget what she had to go through. With having nightmares of her Alt and passed away family, she doesn't know if she can ever get over what happened. On top of that, the Board knows that she used to a striker and they want to hire her to kill three teens to save their children in exchange for a good price. 

Divided gives us more details about the world of Kersh and its history. With explanation of why the city is the way it is and the Alt system is very detailed and it finally makes sense. This is what I didn't like about the first book because a lot of the stuff was in the dark. West herself is still the annoying teen that she was but in this book I definitely start to like her more. She cares about the people that she has in her life now and overcoming her fears is what makes me finally connect with her. 

The story itself is not very Dystopian driven since it's mostly driven on the plot itself. But overall it was the perfect book to follow after Dualed and regain some of its interest of the YA readers.