The pacing had me picking it up every time I had a spare 5 minutes and I was really interested in seeing what happened to Nadia and Nate. It seems to be slightly to the right on both. You've gotta love the mysterious ones. Even so I did like him as a main character and almost wished that everything had been in his perspective but Nadia was certainly an intriguing character as well. I seriously enjoyed this book a whole lot. That's not typically how the business world works! While away, Nadia is almost killed. The end is absolutely set up for another book - I just have to dec I really want to like this series, but honestly, I'm struggling.
I figured it out right before the beans were spilled. I especially liked the fact that this is a young adult novel with a gay main character and with the writing style this is approached in a nonchalant way. Thankfully, the beginning of this book refreshed my memory enough for me to make complete sense of what is going on I love it when books do that! He and Nadia have been friends since they were younger, so they get along really well. Going into the sequel, I therefore had high hopes and expectations - tempered with a little dread, because what if it's nowhere near as good as expected? In a perfect world, I wouldn't even bat an eye to encounter a gay character, much less a leading gay character in a book. All of these points are accentuated by the fact that Black never gives the reader a timeline to reference. But it was a very good, believable twist.
We do meet some Basement Dwellers, but very few of the middle of the road Employees. They reacted like real people would and make some real-life dumb decisions. People walked around wearing business attire and were expected to act with a certain sense of decorum at all times. Early on in the book I had a theory, and it turns out to be correct, but that didn't stop me loving the book, anyway. There are a few things that make her stand out completely and they are exactly the things I appreciate.
She still loves Nate and she does not begrudge him other lovers, even though she wouldn't mind if his heart had turned to her. The society is a throwback to Victorian with class divides and puritanical morals, not to mention any tolerance for homosexuality. Nate knows it would be frowned upon if his sexual proclivities is found out, and guess what? Their ages say one thing, but their actions and thoughts say another. In Resistance, everything is falling into place - the plot, the characters, the conspiracy. As far as romance goes, I was surprised with what Jenna did this time! We don't see them at school, they don't have any obvious parental supervision, they mainly seem to go clubbing and do whatever they want without answering to anyone. I thought the story was good.
But fear not as Jenna Black used this narrative style to ultimately propel the story forward and even though we only have a limited insight to the thoughts of the characters, the style of writing never felt like a hindrance. But, nothing will prepare you for what happens at the end of this book. She is betrothed unofficially to Nate - 18, Executive, So the Pop Sugar book challenge says to read two books with the same title. Its such an emotional rollercoaster that has so much baggage it can't all be worked out on a weekend getaway. Nadia is a complete surprise of a character for me. I really appreciated that there was a gay main character who's homosexuality didn't alter his personality at all.
This book was a lot better than I had expected it to be. There are two solid points in Replica's favor for me. She lives a life of privilege even if she has to put up with paparazzi tracking her every move, every detail of her private life tabloid fodder. There were quite a bit of useless scenes that were just stuck in the story. But I didn't see this as her hoping to change Nate - it's more that she occasionally feels somewhat wistful about the kind of marriage that she wishes she could have - that she knows can't happen since she's engaged to a gay man. In the future, we are backed up, and Paxco is the sole manufacturer of this technology.
I really like how this alternative America was written. He didn't deserve someone like her in his life. Zum Schluss hin wird es dann fast schön lächerlich. So I found myself disconnecting at times when viewing the story from his eyes. Resistance was arguably among one of the most amusing dystopias I've read this year. Together, Nadia and Nate must discover what really happened without revealing the secrets that those who run their world would kill to protect.
Agnes is not new to being treated in this fashion and is willing to endure it, if it is best for her state. The rebels may have a just cause, but their methods are questionable and their moral compass has been seriously damaged along the way, and with replicas completely out of the picture, death has become permanent and a far more frightening possibility. It takes place in the future and the government as we know has collapsed. Nathaniel Hayes is the heir to the company that pioneered human replication: a technology that every state and every country in the world would kill to have. Replica was pretty different from what I usually read. His sexual preference is not a big deal to him, Nadia accepts it, even if she's not happy about it because it's an arranged marriage.
Nadia was willing to live a sham of a marriage with him, but a new girl? Nate is the Chairmen Heir, which means that he will control Paxco one day. You had a fabulous premise - one I couldn't resist. First off, I think Replica would have worked much better if it had been written and categorized as adult fiction. The epilogue actually cheered me because I thought the ending was too cookie cutter until then. Nathaniel Hayes is the heir to the company that pioneered human replication: a technology that every state and every country in the world would kill to have.
It is the second book in a trilogy revolving around two teens, Nadia Lake and Nathaniel Hayes. What I Loved: The dystopian society. This in no way affected my views of the novel. Perhaps my biggest complaint with Replica is regarding the characters themselves. Nadia knows this and doesn't mind covering for him and acting as his girlfriend, but she draws the line one night when Nate wants her to stand watch at a Corporate event so that he can have sex with his Basement Dweller boyfriend, Kyle. . So the Pop Sugar book challenge says to read two books with the same title.