Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Closer to a 3.5.
I feel like we're closing in on a decade of one dystopia after another. Falls the Shadow is far from perfect, but I give it credit for trying a different tack on what's quickly becoming a tired genre. In this futuristic setting, human cloning is a thing, and Cate becomes embroiled in a situation involving a murder and some clone issues.
This isn't Orphan Black-style clone stuff, but instead government-directed. It's a compelling read from a writing standpoint, but where this kind of lost me is that the story just isn't quite engaging enough to take that next step into something great. I have so little to say about it because it left such a lackluster impression even though I enjoyed it as I read it.
I mean, if you're doing dystopia, you're reading Hunger Games or Divergent or The Testing first. If you're hungry for more, this might be worth the time, but I can't see this as a first or second choice for most.
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