Book Review: Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent


Rating: 3.5 Bookworms

One Sentence Summary: Imagine if everyone around you shared your face, but there’s something different about you…

Genre: YA Science Fiction

My Review:

Even if I never see Trigger 17 again, he and I have this secret to share. I am on fire with the knowledge that we broke one of the most consequential rules and no one else has any idea.

In an effort to run the city more effectively citizens are created by a single genome, in a lab. Each genome is created for a single purpose i.e. Dahlia 16s genome was created specifically to become members of the hydroponic gardening union, to grow vegetables for the city of Lakeview. Individualism is not only frowned upon but strictly forbidden. If one person steps out of line the whole genome is at risk of being wiped out.

I look the same, but something feels different. I can’t get him out of my head.

The concept is wholly unique, I’ve never come across anything like it. However, I wish that the outside universe had been brought in sooner. At times I felt like the plot stalled a bit and maybe that would have helped move it forward. For a book that is only 254 pages it takes to long to reach the climax.

One wrong word could expose me. But silence when she would have spoken up could expose me too.

Despite the slow pace I’m still interested in reading the next book. I think that this series has lots of potential. Towards the end there was a nice peek into what we will be getting in the next book and I’m definitely intrigued.

Stay tuned until the next book!

Goodreads Synopsis:

We have brown hair. Brown eyes. Fair skin. We are healthy and strong and smart. But only one of us has ever had a secret.

Dahlia 16 sees her face in every crowd. She’s nothing special—just one of five thousand girls created from a single genome to work for the greater good of the city.

Meeting Trigger 17 changes everything. He thinks she’s interesting. Beautiful. Unique. Which means he must be flawed. When Dahlia can’t stop thinking about him—when she can’t resist looking for him, even though that means breaking the rules—she realizes she’s flawed, too. But if she’s flawed, then so are all her identicals. And any genome found to be flawed will be recalled.


Getting caught with Trigger would seal not only Dahlia’s fate, but that of all five thousand girls who share her face. But what if Trigger is right? What if Dahlia is different?

Suddenly the girl who always follows the rules is breaking them, one by one by one…


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About Rachel Vincent:

rachel vincent

Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma.She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy–but social media is a close second.

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