Two girls, two stories, one epic novel.From Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, comes an epic, masterful novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity Replica is a flip book that contains two narratives in one Turn the book one way and read Lyra s story turn the book over and upside down andTwo girls, two stories, one epic novel.From Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, comes an epic, masterful novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity Replica is a flip book that contains two narratives in one Turn the book one way and read Lyra s story turn the book over and upside down and read Gemma s story The stories can be read separately, one after the other, or in alternating chapters The two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable journey Even the innovative book jacket mirrors and extends the reading experience.Lyra s story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72 manage to escape.Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family s past and discovers her father s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas and a completely new set of questions.While the stories of Lyra and Gemma mirror each other, each contains breathtaking revelations critically important to the other story Replica is an ambitious, thought provoking masterwork.
Replica Two girls two stories one epic novel From Lauren Oliver New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy comes an epic masterful novel that explores issues of individua
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.5 stars Actually, this is technically two books in one so that means it s a 10 star read Full spoiler free review soon, but for now, just know that I took my sweet, sweet time reading this because I loved it so much Both stories, that is I did have a SLIGHT preference to Lyra s narrative because she s a clone replica and I love reading books that are very familiar to our world with a speculative twist to them, and that s what Lyra s story offered from the get go Still extremely f [...]
This is one of the most fatmisic books I ve ever read It s blatantly harmful and never once challenged the fat shaming It also has a good deal of thin shaming I would really recommend avoiding this book if you ve ever had an eating disorder There are also microaggressions toward mental illness, and a trigger warning for self harm See my reading updates for direct quotes from the book and why I felt they were problematic My thoughts on the fat rep are from experience, as I m a fat reviewer Maybe [...]
Two girls, two stories One epic journey for truth, friendship, family and love Sounds quite intriguing, right Reality check teenage drama, teenage hormones, teenage bitchiness, teenage love saves the world.This book is quoting Replica is an ambitious, thought provoking masterwork.Ambitious yes, plenty of it Thought provoking um, abs provoking I know it s not New Adult level, but Replica is very good at reclining from the main theme, diving into sexuality instead of sci fi element it claims to ha [...]
I have always appreciated Ms Lauren Oliver s writing and creativity The inventive layout of her latest novel was enough to convince me to buy the book as I have never encountered a flip book until Replica Yep,just one book Cool, right I decided to start with Lyra s story just because I prefer blue over yellow lol To be an it , a replica, made at the so called Haven facility and be somehow content made me admire her character I admit to not immediately liking her story because it started a bit sl [...]
Monsters, they call us Demons.Sometimes, on sleepless nights, we wonder if they re right.I love whatLauren Oliver set out to do inReplica She writes two books that can essentially be read on their own, but they ultimately enhance the experience if read them together as you ll get to the story This format is perfect in this particular story as it focuses on the themes of individuality and identity in a world where there are clones, or human replicas unbeknownst to the rest of the world.Both stor [...]
What a ride I really loved how the whole concept of this book how you can flip it to each character s side and the story ebbs and flows perfectly I also loved the sci fi element Cloning and these replica s, so interesting It makes you question how far we should go with new science and what really makes you human Will def be picking up the sequel in the fall I am filming a book review on this so I can share my thoughts on it, how I personally read it and if I thought the stories truly intertwined [...]
Only 99p 1.34 on Kindle at the moment UK Replica LaurUS Replica Lauren Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss They ve been experimenting on the replicas, This was a YA sci fi story, about clones.Lyra was an okay character, and I did feel sorry for her, her side of the story didn t feel very well fleshed out though, and once I d read Gemma s story, Lyra s almost seemed a bit unnecessary.Gemma was a fuller character, [...]
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It is such a shame that I could not give this book a higher rating, as I found the ideology behind the conception of the story, as well as how the book was physically set out, to be both unique and interesting.This story is told from the split perspective of Lyra and Gemma Gemma is your average teenager, obsessed with how her peers perceive her and concerned over high school dramas Lyra isn t actually a human being at all, and is instead a cloned replica of an original person She lives, along wi [...]
If you had any doubts about REPLICA by Lauren Oliver, you can drop them Because this book is wonderfully marvelous through and through It s complex, it s different, it s mind bending It s everything you ve ever wanted.From the start, we re thrust into Lyra s world of hospitals and replicas, twisting in with Gemma s life of secrets I read REPLICA alternating between Lyra and Gemma s chapters, which I believe lets us know than reading each side of the story separately I loved how there are pretty [...]
A little better than I thought it would be.Although Never Let Me Go this is not, the whole replica setup is fairly interesting But, of course, the moral dilemmas of cloning are mostly forgotten to give space to romances Which kind of grated because the span of the story is about 3 days, and both girls manage to fall in love with strangers anyway Eh.Only interested in how the duology ends if someone recaps the second book for me Clones living on a scary compound hold my attention, kids in love on [...]
I really liked the idea of this story being told from two entirely different sides I started with Gemma and was instantly captivated The pages turned quickly and I couldn t wait to see what was next I also really enjoyed Pete and their scenes together Even when they were in danger, Pete was taking care of Gemma The Lyra side wasn t as exciting to me I did like her scenes with Caelum and how they were slowly figuring things out The mirrored scenes weren t a complete copy My main complaint is that [...]
I liked the idea of a 2 in 1 book, but it only worked when MCs were separate I also liked the idea of the story, but overall, I can t say I enjoyed it I also couldn t connect with characters, so I didn t really even care about them Not sure if I m going to continue the series.
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This review appears on Happy Indulgence Check it out for reviews They say there s three sides to every story and there s three ways of reading Replica With two stories printed on either side of the book, you can choose to read one story at a time, or alternate chapters between Lyra and Gemma, which is what I did.Lyra is a replica who starts off life in a research institute, who has never known anything else Being subjected to endless medical experiments and seeing countless peers suffer and die [...]
This is a hard book to rate The alternating aspect is something I have no idea if I like or not honestly I started with Lyra s story first then read Gemma s story The beginning is rather slow but then picks up around the halfway point of Lyra s story Around this part it sucked me in enough to enjoy Gemma s for the most part I have book two of the duology with me right now so will read it by alternating POVs back and forth after each chapter to see if I like that or less.
I really want this book The idea of how it s written is interesting I watched a Youtube video about it, and I m so excited to get it It says that half of the book is from Lyra s POV and the other half from Gemma s POV So, you can read the whole half of Lyra then the whole half of Gemma, or you can read one chapter of Lyra then one chapter of Gemma Isn t this interesting And Replica is an interesting title for a book indeed.
2.5 starsThere comes a day when an author you like writes a book you aren t fond of This is one of those days, unfortunately I m a fan of Lauren Oliver I liked Before I Fall, the Delirium trilogy Yes, I did like Requiem but a little miffed about the ending , and I even liked Panic, Rooms and Vanishing Girls despite their flaws So when Lauren announced Replica, I was intrigued by it And when I heard about the format it was written in, I was almost excited to read it.However, Replica was a bit of [...]
3.5 stars You are mine and I am yours This book was really unexpected unique in so many ways The fact that it s split in half and can be read in like a million different ways felt really confusing to me at first, but it actually works PERFECTLY.The only bad thing I can say is that I felt disconnected The characters were likable, the story was intriguing, but I didn t love this At first I thought this was going to be a standalone and I was happy about that, but nope It s a series at ANOTHER book [...]
4.5 StarsWhen I first heard about this new Lauren Oliver book, I knew it would be nothing short of amazing This is the story of a clone and a human, both connected to a disturbing human cloning institute I would say that the way that this book is written is one of the best parts, since there are so many options Replica is sure to blow your mind.Replica is a story all about clones, human replicas The story is told in two perspectives, a clone s and a human s Basically, the institution where the c [...]
Interesting look at cloning and human experimentation from the perspective of two girls one who has grown up in a lab as a human guinea pig, and another whose father is responsible for the experiments, and who is trying to figure out what exactly her connection is to the Haven Institute Really good emotional exploration Please excuse typos name misspellings Entered on screen reader.
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I m not sure I ve ever been happier to have finished a book in my life You may ask why I didn t DNF this Truly, I don t know I was buddy reading this with Audris so I didn t want to give up on it even though she wasn t enjoying it either However, about halfway through, I did start skimming and was paying little to no attention to the plot, characters, etc I just did not care about anything in this book.I ve seen a lot of reviews mentioning how they enjoyed the aspect of having 2 different points [...]
4.5 Stars They were born for the first time in their bodies They were born together They came together into the world as everyone should frightened, uncertain, amazed, grateful.And for them the world was born, too, in all its complexity and strange glory They had a place in it, at last, and so at least it became theirs to share This book surprised me in the best way I ve been getting into scifi recently and the sequel is coming out next month, so I figured it was the perfect time to read this B [...]
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I was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review Sadly, this book just didn t work for me In this story we follow two viewpoints which have been separated out into two separate narratives One is Gemma, a young girl from a privileged household whose only worries are being overweight and feeling left out The other is Lyra, a girl in an institution where all sorts of medicines are regularly being tested on her The two don t know each other, but they are linked later in t [...]
I ve read five of Lauren Oliver s books so far, and each one I ve come to the same inevitable conclusion her writing is stunning and her premises are intriguing, but, to me at least, each of her books lacks that extra something that transforms it from good to great Unfortunately, Replica is no different At it s core, Replica is the story of two girls Gemma and Lyra Lyra is a Replica one of the clones created at the Haven Research Institute When a fire breaks out at Haven, Lyra manages to escape [...]
The format is fascinating and I loved being able to switch POV whenever I wanted The story itself was just lacking and felt far too rushed Two people s stories squished in one book means that this seems to move at warped speed, with all the dreaded things that can bring cough INSTALOVE cough I loved the format, but the story was lacking.
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The concept for this book was really interesting and Lauren Oliver did an amazing job at ensuring both characters had important roles to play in the overall plot However, I didn t leave this book as blown away as expected and its clear that this installment is just the start of a larger overall arc.I loved the Replica side of this story and all the political and morality based questions that arose from this It was a unique idea and I enjoyed uncovering the mysteries of Haven and seeing how our c [...]