Beta by Rachel Cohn.
This is my 13th Waiting on Wednesday (WoW),
therefore my #WoW may not correlate with the linked post.
This meme is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the spine.
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Hyperion Books (16 Oct 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1423157192
- ISBN-13: 978-1423157199M
In a world constructed to absolute perfection, imperfection is difficult to understand—and impossible to hide.
Elysia is a clone, 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 teenaged
clone. She was replicated from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to be created.
Elysia's purpose is to serve the inhabitants of Demesne, an island paradise for the wealthiest people on earth. Everything about Demesne is bioengineered for perfection. Even the air there induces a strange, euphoric high that only the island's workers—soulless clones like Elysia—are immune to.
At first, Elysia's new life on this island paradise is idyllic and pampered. But she soon sees that Demesne's human residents, the most privileged people in the world who should want for nothing, yearn. And, she comes to realize that beneath its flawless exterior, there is an undercurrent of discontent amongst 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 Elysia's one chance at happiness is ripped away from her 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.
I have wanted to read this book since i saw it during BEA2012, well ArmchairBEA for me! The cover grabbed my attention because it is absolutely gorgeous!! I can only imagine it is even more so in real life. The subtle pinky purple colours, the design on the face,, her eye colour is amazing! (i know not real but wow, i adore them!) and her blank stare but not front-ways on,just wow. I also love the font too, very computerised looking, linking with the book. The synopsis, while quite lengthy, is just perfect to draw me in, the premise sounds incredible, this dystopian world, clones, and fighting for survival. Oh i love it love it!!! I wish i could read it now!!!!!
What is everyone else looking forward too?