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Magan: What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang  Publication Date: September 18, 2012 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 356 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: hybrid souls, destructive government, sci-fi Format read: ARC received from HarperCollins at TLA. Summary: Addie and Eva are two souls occupying one body, one of which should have gone dormant, but never did; Eva wants […]

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September 8, 2012 - 9:38 pm

[Dystopian/YA Review] What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang | The Bawdy Book Blog - […] Publisher: HarperCollins Publish Date: September 2012 Series: The Hybrid Chronicles #1 ISBN13: 9780062114877 Genre: Young Adult/Dystopian/Science-fiction Ages: 14 and up Other Reviews: The Book Smugglers | Rather Be Reading […]

September 8, 2012 - 9:02 am

September 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] Left of Me (Hybrid Chronicles #1) by Kat Zhang Amazon | Magan’s Review […]

September 5, 2012 - 12:39 pm

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August 30, 2012 - 4:32 pm

StephTheBookworm - WOW, this sounds really cool! I love the idea of the two souls. Will be getting this one from the library for sure.

P.S. this is my first time to your blog and it’s adorable. I love that two friends are running it together. 🙂 How fun!

August 30, 2012 - 10:55 am

Magan - Lisa, so glad I’m not alone in the needing Big Questions answered early on. I like to understand things & maybe that is a bit of me being a control freak & not liking to be unprepared, but HEY — it is what it is. Enjoy! Can’t wait to read your review!

August 30, 2012 - 10:53 am

Magan - BarefootMedStudent — nope, it’s different. I mean, yes, two souls are in the same body, but it’s not like in TH where they were reincarnated on different planets as different things. Different premise, but similar(ish) things with the souls in one body.

August 30, 2012 - 10:39 am

Magan - Anna! Thank you, ma’am! I just wanted this one to be a home run and it wasn’t for me. There were some things lacking & I wish I had more explanations & clear goals of what the point was. I am so looking forward to reading your review.

August 30, 2012 - 10:37 am

Magan - Alexa — looking forward to hearing what you think! 🙂

August 30, 2012 - 10:36 am

Magan - Jen! YES — zing needs to happen right away for me or else it will take me forever to read a book. My feelings have to be engaged pretty quickly and I have to get my bearings on a setting. Sadly that did take me a while with WLoM, but maybe other people won’t feel concerned with that.

August 30, 2012 - 10:35 am

Magan - April, I liked The Host a lot, too. I really, really want you to read this. It’s so weird having conflicting feelings over the book & not knowing if I’m alone in that.

August 30, 2012 - 10:34 am

Magan - KRISTEN — YES! That cover – very clever, right?! Definitely give it a shot! I hope you enjoy it!

August 30, 2012 - 10:34 am

Magan - Thanks, Mandee! I did feel very conflicted over what I thought should happen with the girls. Can’t wait to see what you think when you read it!

August 30, 2012 - 10:30 am

Magan - Lori, part of me wonders if she would have seemed so whiny/selfish if we had experienced both souls perspectives instead of just hers. Or maybe they BOTH would have come across that way. I’m not sure. Definitely give it a shot!

August 30, 2012 - 6:44 am

Lori - I’ve been curious about this book, but it’s also the type I’m a little wary of. I have very little patience for whiny and selfish characters. I’ll still give it a shot, but I’m not going to run out and get it. Fabulous review!

August 30, 2012 - 6:32 am

VeganYANerds - Great review, Magan! I’ve been wondering about this book, the two souls in one body sounds interesting and I think it would take me some time to understand it as well! I already feel for both of them, but mostly Addie

August 30, 2012 - 1:48 am

Kristen - So I just stared at the cover for a good 5 minutes. So trippy.

Going just by the summary of this one, it could go either way for me, but I’ll probably give it a shot when it comes out. Thanks for the review! 🙂

August 29, 2012 - 3:22 pm

April Books & Wine - The comparison to The Host intrigues me, because I liked The Host. I think I’d like What’s Left Of Me. Great review 🙂

August 29, 2012 - 1:15 pm

Jen - Aw man, I was really looking forward to this one, too. But I agree. There has to be that ZING! in the beginning (or at least a hint of zing) in order to keep me interested. Otherwise, I’ll just get frustrated and put that shiz down. Still, if it appears in the library, I just may have to get it and check it out. You know, if there’s nothing else to read (hahahahhaah.)

August 29, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I am SO looking forward to reading this. It’s one of the books that I’ve been eyeing for a while, and I can’t wait to see what I think of it!

August 29, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Anna - Can I just tell you how much I love your “READ IT NOW” etc. icons at the end of your posts? Disappointed to see “request from library” on this one, of course, but I’ll still give it a go! 🙂

August 29, 2012 - 11:10 am

BarefootMedStudent - The premise of the book sounds awesome, but it sounds disturbingly similar to The Host… please tell me it’s not the case?

August 29, 2012 - 9:44 am

Lisa - Here’s the truth – I am all about the massive world building and the Big Questions…but like you, I need to get pieces of it early on or it starts to drag a bit for me.

This premise sounds unique and creative and a cool blend of sci-fi and dystopian.

In short, I’m down with this.