Linked Review

So I recently stumbled upon this awesome website: Pulseit.com by Simon and Schuster where once a week they post a free book for anyone to read! Exciting I know! So far I’ve read about 3 books and none have dissapointed but this one so far has been my favorite!

Linked

Linked by Imogen Howson

Synopsis by Goodreads

Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. But for the last three years, she’s been struggling with terrifying visions, phantom pains, and mysterious bruises that appear out of nowhere.

Finally, she’s promised a cure: minor surgery to burn out the overactive area of her brain. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the shocking truth behind her hallucinations: she’s been seeing the world through another girl’s eyes.

Elissa follows her visions, and finds a battered, broken girl on the run. A girl—Lin—who looks exactly like Elissa, down to the matching bruises. The twin sister she never knew existed.

Now, Elissa and Lin are on the run from a government who will stop at nothing to reclaim Lin and protect the dangerous secrets she could expose—secrets that would shake the very foundation of their world.

Riveting, thought-provoking and utterly compelling, Linked will make you question what it really means to be human.

My First Thoughts:

I love that this book is about twins separated at birth! I think we all wonder at one point in our life, what if I have a twin out there somewhere? No you never have? Just me I guess… Anyways this book plays on that whole idea except these twins are psychically linked, oh and only one of them knows that the other exists! So cool! I really couldn’t wait to read this book and to see where the author took this book.

Post-Reading Thoughts (SPOILERS!):

Talk about action packed from beginning to end! These twins were constantly on the run, getting shot at, and sneaking onto spaceships! In this society, where there is no more Earth, the amount of kids you have is extremely restricted: No more than two kids and no twins. If parents are having twins they are not made aware of it, the doctors just take one of the babies at birth without consulting the parents. The link most twins are born with fades over time or is burned out by doctors with the kid being completely clueless as to what is really happening. I mean what! So crazy! Even though Elissa has grown up without her twin sister she refuses to leave her behind when she is reunited with her. The fact that she takes all these extreme risks to save her sister makes her the perfect heroine for me. She puts her life on hold if you considered being chased by the government on hold, risks her life and livelihood all for her sister. The action scenes are intense and have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. With some crazy twists in the plot and a little romance brewing this book is a great summer read.

There are no cry babies in this book only fighters. The characters are all really well developed even the seemingly insignificant ones, the author makes sure that the reader is able to connect with everyone. I really can’t wait to read the sequel to this book coming Summer 2014 yeah I know that is like forever away. I feel that the author did an amazing job engaging the audience and delivering a well written book. I really have no complaints about this book 🙂

4 and a half stars

I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars!

 

“A book without words is like love without a kiss; it’s empty.” ― Andrew Wolfe

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