Clone Three by Patti Larsen

Clone Three

byPatti Larsen

Kobo ebook | September 6, 2012

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She must risk everything. She must remember. She must survive.

Clone Three wakes in a decaying city she is sure doesn’t match the one she came from. If only she could remember. She has a purpose at least--she must find her fellow clones and the statue whose image is embedded in her mind. But she is lost, surrounded by a dead and crumbling metropolis, fought over by the survivors of an illness that has ravaged humankind.

She must risk everything, including the safety of those who try to help her, in order to fulfill her task.

But is she this crumbling world’s salvation… or the source of its downfall?

Title:Clone ThreeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 6, 2012Publisher:Patti Larsen BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927464242

ISBN - 13:9781927464243


Rated 5 out of 5 by from vivid, action packed story What a vivid story and a unique take on the dystopian genre! Larsen hits the ground running from page 1 with an action packed, suspenseful novel that kept me on my toes. Her larger than life descriptions paint this post-apocalyptic for readers, allowing our imaginations to experience the trials faced here. The multilayered storyline, complete with intrigue, mystery, betrayal, and genuine friendship made this one impossible to put down. I devoured every aspect of it. It’s definitely one that will be loved by readers of all ages. The 1st person narrative really makes this story. It puts you in the sphere of the main character, letting her frustration and fear shine through. At the same time her hope and caring sets the tone for something priceless. I love the diversity of the cast in this novel. I absolutely loved some characters. Beckett, Poppy and Trio wiggled their way into my heart. Socrates’ unique blend of brilliance and childishness really made me stop & think about what these teens were dealing with. Conversely, there were some characters that I didn’t trust one bit & kept waiting for them to turn on everyone else. Yet all of the characters were so well developed. By the end of the novel I felt as if I’d met everyone. Clone 3 definitely launches Larsen’s series well. The vivid, action packed story combined with the loveable characters to create something beyond compare. And the cliffhanger ending? Just one more reason that I can’t wait to read more of this brilliant series. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Intro to the Series! While I did enjoy this book, there were some parts to it that made me like it less than I probably should have and it all revolved around the characters. First: LOTS of character introductions. Every other page we were meeting a new character, which is fine because it is a first in the series, but then they would die shortly thereafter? It didn't make sense to me. Why introduce a character only to quickly kill them. I hated Nico's arc in general and she deserved so much better. I really like Cade and I hate that he was immediately reduced to being "mad" because he is the "villain". Ridiculous. I dislike that sort of trope, especially when you could make him into such a complex character. He is taking care of an "army" of children and he wants to take over the entire storage of food, goods, etc. from the Crawlers so he is obviously mad. It is actually ridiculous. There was so much potential there and it seems to have already been wasted. Dauphine and Genki were interesting characters until the end. And since Dauphine threw over Genki to help Clone Three in the beginning, it doesn't make sense that she would throw her under the bus to Cade's people in the end. I have to say though, if there is an explanation for it in the next book, it better be a good one. I liked Clone Three though; she definitely made the book. She was very cool, badass, yet still emotional and empathetic which made her a pretty good lead character. and I am interested to see how the rest of her arc pans out, but I do hope she doesn't have amnesia for the entirety of the next novel as well -- that can only be used to an extent before it gets lame and tacky. I think I have an inkling how the rest of the plot will play out but I am excited to see how it actually pans out over the next two books. I liked Poppy and Beckett, especially their dynamic and relationship together. The development of their familial bonds was probably my favourite part of the novel, except maybe the puppies. I am also glad that none of the dogs died. and I will spoil that because people deserve to know. Overall: 3/5 stars. It was a good story and interesting plot line, but there wasn't much depth to the majority of the characters. Hopefully it picks up speed in the next novel. I am intrigued to read the next in the series, but it is not something I have to do immediately.
Date published: 2015-08-06