Review: The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
Title: The Similars
Series: The Similars #1
Author: Rebecca Hanover
Release Date: January 1, 2019
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend’s face each day in class. The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. Who are these six clones? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? Who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emma couldn't care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi—Oliver's exact DNA replica and one of the Similars. Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, but she keeps getting pulled deeper and deeper into their clique, uncovering dark truths about the clones and her prestigious school along the way. But no one can be trusted…not even the boy she is falling for who has Oliver's face.
My Review: I was really enjoying this book until I got ¾ of the way in. Then the story got a little bit too unbelievable. The story is an interesting one, there are a group of clones who go to attend the same school as the teens that their DNA came from. I liked the characters, felt like there was plenty of intrigue and enjoyed trying to figure out the mystery. But then. Then the characters began to act in ways that I just didn’t find to be believable for the characters that the author had created. Once that happened, I just couldn’t let myself escape into the story. The story also got a little more out there towards the end. Overall, I liked the writing and the characters, the setting was well done and the clone aspect was interesting so I’m still giving it three stars despite my feelings about the ending.
*I received this book from Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for an honest review*