What's Left Of Me: A Hybrid Novel

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What's Left Of Me: A Hybrid Novel

by Kat Zhang

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 10, 2012 | Hardcover

What's Left Of Me: A Hybrid Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

I should not exist. But I do.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else-two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren''t they settling? Why isn''t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn''t. . . .

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she''s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.1 in

Published: September 10, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062114875

ISBN - 13: 9780062114877

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book deserves more attention! I first saw this in stores and was immediately captivated by this STUNNING cover with the dual image. The blurb immediately told me it was a dystopian, and since I love the genre, I had to pick it up. This is good. It's creative. As a writer, I am constantly trying to think of things that could make a dystopian work. Zhang used two souls in one body. I would have never thought of writing something like this, and it works! I'm not sure if you could say this is supposed to represent either our conscious, imaginary friend, or something else. Regardless, this is a book to remember. I agree with the quoted critique on the back cover (I cannot remember the YA author) who said it "redefines what it means to be human". This book really makes you think about human nature, life, and morals. There are also elements of suspense and romantic tension, which makes this book even better. I really do not know why this book isn't popular. WHAT'S LEFT OF ME reminds me a LOT of Veronica Roth's DIVERGENT. By that, I mean more plot than content. Unfortunately, I can't really make a brief comparison without ruining this book. Fans of the DIVERGENT series will definitely enjoy this, which is book one of THE HYBRID CHRONICLES. I can easily see this becoming a New York Times' Bestseller. A good mention is on the author herself. Zhang is young, as anyone can very easily see through her author portrait at the back. It also reveals she's a university (my guess is undergraduate) student. I'm amazed and inspired that she is able to balance the busy academic life of university, and to be published, all while continuing to study English literature.
Date published: 2013-03-01

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What's Left Of Me: A Hybrid Novel

by Kat Zhang

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.1 in

Published: September 10, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062114875

ISBN - 13: 9780062114877

About the Book

Fifteen-year-old Eva cannot speak, cannot move, and should not, according to the laws of her world, even exist. She is a recessive soul, the one fated to fade away. Except she didn't. Now Eva can only watch as her sister soul lives for them bothNuntil two other hybrids have a shocking idea.

From the Publisher

I should not exist. But I do.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else-two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren''t they settling? Why isn''t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn''t. . . .

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she''s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

About the Author

Kat Zhang is an avid traveler, and after a childhood spent living in one book after another, she now builds stories for other people to visit, includingWhat''s Left of Me, her first novel, and its sequel,Once We Were.

Editorial Reviews

?A shockingly unique story that redefines what it means to be human.? (Lauren DeStefano, New York Times bestselling author of Wither)