Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows readers to showcase eagerly awaited upcoming releases.
This week I’ve picked Once We Were by Kat Zhang
- Expected publication: September 17th 2013 by HarperCollins
- Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
- Series: The Hybrid Chronicles, Book 2
- ISBN13: 9780062114907 ISBN10: 0062114905
- Goodreads / The Book Depository
“I’m lucky just to be alive”
Eva was never supposed to have survived this long. As the recessive soul, she should have faded away years ago. Instead, she lingers in the body she shares with her sister soul, Addie. When the government discovered the truth, they tried to “cure” the girls, but Eva and Addie escaped before the doctors could strip Eva’s soul away.
Now fugitives, Eva and Addie find shelter with a group of hybrids who run an underground resistance. Surrounded by others like them, the girls learn how to temporarily disappear to give each soul some much-needed privacy. Eva is thrilled at the chance to be alone with Ryan, the boy she’s falling for, but troubled by the growing chasm between her and Addie. Despite clashes over their shared body, both girls are eager to join the rebellion.
Yet as they are drawn deeper into the escalating violence, they start to wonder: How far are they willing to go to fight for hybrid freedom? Faced with uncertainty and incredible danger, their answers may tear them apart forever.
“Exquisite. Unique. Haunting. At its core, What’s Left of Me examines the very fabric of humanity through Eva and Addie, two souls inhabiting the same body.” — I loved What’s Left of Me and I’m very excited about the sequel. I think it will be interesting to find out more about hybridism ,why it runs so rampant in the US, and how the resistance aims to help Eve and Addie. I really hope this series doesn’t end with one of them fading away. Another thing I love about this series are the covers – they’re so unique and the longer you stare at them, the more the symbolism jumps out at you! If you haven’t read What’s Left of Me, I strongly recommend that you do soon!!
Covers of The Hybrid Chronicles by Kat Zhang (AU for book 1, US for book 2)