Published by Tor Teen, the print edition is 368 pages.
REPLICA is the first book in a new YA SciFi series by author Jenna Black. The second book in the trilogy, RESISTANCE, is slated for release on March 11, 2014.
There are a few books releasing the week of July 16th that I’m dying to read. But Jenna Black’s upcoming title, REPLICA, is one I’ve wanted to read for ages. So much so that I traded for an ARC just so I don’t have to wait for its release before I can find out just how awesome it is.
I am normally not very intrigued by books with a SciFi bent, but this book sounds amazing. And the fact that it’s written by Jenna Black makes it an absolute must read for me. I loved the author’s Faeriewalker series for young adults. I’ve read a few – and own a few more – of her adult PNR/UF titles. She is incredibly imaginative and I cannot wait to see what she does with science fiction.
The idea of a replica is one that gives me chills. It’s a creepy but totally fascinating concept. Though I’m glad, at least from the description, that this particular replica doesn’t seem evil.
I love the fact that this story also contains deadly secrets, missing memories and a mystery that must be solved. And I love that it is set in a future here on earth, which makes it much easier to relate to. Even if that future includes antiquated notions like arranged marriages.
I am just so curious as to what happened to the first Nate and whether Nadia and the replica of Nate will be able to solve the murder. I am curious to see just how deep into the science the author delves. And I’m super interested to find out whether a romance that didn’t really exist between the original Nate and Nadia develops between Nadia and his replica.
I’ve had REPLICA on my Goodreads TBR pile since last November and have it pre-ordered for my Kindle, but I just know I will be diving headfirst into the traded-for ARC next week. Because the wait has been killing me and I know there’s no way I will be able to wait the two-and-a-half weeks until its release.
So, even though I am also really excited to check out Jennifer Echols’ new title and Fiona Paul’s next book in her series, I am most anxious for, have waited the longest for, and just can’t wait any longer for REPLICA by Jenna Black. Which is why there was absolutely no question that I would put it in the spotlight and call it the book to watch this week.
And if you can’t wait to find out just how awesome this book is, the folks at Tor have an excerpt of Chapter One from REPLICA on their site. You can take a nice long peek HERE.
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Breathtaking new YA SF from the author of the Faeriewalker series
Sixteen-year-old Nadia Lake comes from a high-class Executive family in the Corporate States. Her marriage has been arranged with the most powerful family in her state, which means she lives a life of privilege but also of public scrutiny, followed everywhere by photographers, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. But her future is assured, as long as she can maintain her flawless public image — no easy feat when your betrothed is a notorious playboy.
Nathan Hayes is the heir of Paxco — controller of the former state of New York, and creator of human replication technology, science that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Though Nadia and Nate aren’t in love, they’ve grown up close, and they (and the world) are happy enough with their match.
Until Nate turns up dead, and as far as everyone knows, Nadia was the last person to see him alive.
When the new Nate wakes up in the replication tanks, he knows he must have died, but with a memory that only reaches to his last memory backup, he doesn’t know what killed him. Together, Nadia and Nate must discover what really happened without revealing the secrets that those who run their world would kill to protect.
Here are just a few of the other awesome books releasing the week of July 16th:
DIRTY LITTLE SECRET by Jennifer Echols
BELLADONNA (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #2) by Fiona Paul
WARD AGAINST DARKNESS (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer #2) by Melanie Card
DANGEROUS GIRLS by Abigail Haas
NO EASY WAY OUT (No Safety in Numbers #2) by Dayna Lorentz
IMPERFECT SPIRAL by Debbie Levy