Beta by Rachel Cohn!
Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from. She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist.
Elysia's purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bio-engineered for perfection. Even the air induces a strange, euphoric high, which only the island's workers -soulless clones like Elysia- are immune to.
At first, Elysia's life is idyllic and pampered. But soon she sees that Demesne's human residents, who should want for nothing, yearn. But for what, exactly? She also comes to realize that beneath the island's flawless exterior, there is an undercurrent of discontent among Demesne's worker clones. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel and should not care-so why are overpowering sensations clouding Elysia's mind?
If anyone discovers that Elysia isn't the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When her one chance at happiness is ripped away with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she's always had but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive.
The first in a dazzlingly original science fiction series from best-selling author Rachel Cohn, Beta is a haunting, unforgettable story of courage and love in a corrupted world.
The Story: It sounds kind of interesting but I'm afraid that like many YA novels, love is going to be the main part of it. Which sucks. It already says so in the synopsis so ugh! Whenever a synopsis mentions love as a main factor, that's my signal to run away. But the rest seems very interesting and like it could be good.
The Cover: I love the cover! Love the colors, they're very pastel-like and not bright and in your face. The girls eyes and the tattoo on her face. Just everything about it compliments each other and doesn't try to overrun each other. Also love the font it looks pretty awesome!
The Verdict: I most likely won't be buying this or reading. If it were for the alone being on my shelf I would but other than that nope. I'll check out some reviews to see how it does though!
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