Deviation and Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand Review

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NOTE: I DID NOT FINISH ANY OF THESE I WILL EXPLAIN WHY BELOW

I recieved this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Summaries from Goodreads:

Imitation: Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me.

Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she’s never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face.

Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they’re needed—to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now.

When there is an attack on Raven’s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven’s world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she’s never met?

Deviation: Protect. Obey. Sacrifice.

These words are the mantra of my existence. I’m not sure if it’s Titus Rogen inspiring my desire to go against what I am or my own DNA deviating. All I can think is how Titus will look when he meets his end. It trumps even my wish for freedom. In this moment, I want nothing more than to watch the life bleed from Titus’s body. And I want it at my own hands.

Titus. The Creator.

I stare at my palms. Strength aside, I wonder if I’m capable of taking a life. A human life; one with a soul. And I wonder if that isn’t easier than taking the life of an Imitation. At least humans have souls that live on. What do I have after this? Where will I go? Back into a syringe? Will Titus recycle me? Or will I be lost forever down a lab drain?

We don’t deserve that.

We don’t deserve him.

Deserving and receiving are so very different here. And I am beginning to understand, to beat someone in this world, I‘ll have to play in it.

As I just stated, I did not finish any of these. The formatting was off, so I couldn’t tell where anything started or ended. But that’s not why I didn’t finish them. I didn’t finish them because book one bored me. I’ll be honest – I only read a few pages but I was really bored by it and didn’t feel any motivation to finish the first one. Now, I requested these books because the second one sounded interesting so I naturally requested both so I wouldn’t miss anything. I might try reading one of these in the future, but not now.

Stars: None

Loved it or hated it: Hated it. Too boring and the blurbs were better than what I read.

-BookNerd

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