Name: Deviation (Clone Chronicles #2)
Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Number of Pages: 173 pages in eBook
Published: December 30th 2014
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Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Until a month ago, eighteen-year-old Ven had never set foot outside the windowless warehouse where she was created. An Imitation of Raven Rogen, Ven spent her days confined in the lab, studying videos of her Authentic, all so she could step into Raven’s life at a moment’s notice.
Now, Ven lives in Raven’s penthouse apartment, kisses Raven’s boyfriend, and obeys every order from Raven’s dad, Titus Rogen—the very man who created her. But Ven has a secret plan. She doesn’t want Raven’s life. She wants her own.
I’ve tried to finish the book before it was actually released 30th of December, but failed. Since I was busy during the holiday season then, I’ve only finished the book Friday. This is a bit short than the first book so I’ve decided to post the review for both of them this week. Anyway, thanks for NetGalley for approving me an ARC. It will be frustrating for me not to read this after Imitation since Imitation ended without further resolution and answers for a ton of questions in my head.
The writing of this book is as easy as the first one. Both gripping and thrilling. There were a lot of parts that I’ve stopped breathing for a second because of the excitement. I’ve mentioned from my review of the Imitation that there are a lot going on around the characters and I can say that in Deviation, there are bigger things at stake. Like everything is much more complicated since the characters are learning that what they’ve known about Titus’ plan is only the tip of the iceberg. To be honest, Deviation is indeed a book that’s so unpredictable. It never fails to surprise me with every page I’ve turned. I’m so surprised by the truth with Obadiah, Josephine and a lot more. Truly a book that would make you feel in the verge of a heart attack. Titus’ plan is getting far more cunning and desperate. Pushing for the replacement of almost all the people in the government so he can be unstoppable. Ven and her friends would need to get their counter plans check so they can stop him or delay him at least. Well, basically that’s where everything went downhill. I was expecting that things will get ugly, but not what the book has presented and I like it. Death. Betrayal. And possibly death again. The million dollar question of this year, I think is.. “Where in the hell is the real Raven?”. Again, she’s not here on this book. I still wonder why. Did the author make that it that way for the third or final book to be more exciting? The mystery behind her disappearance is killing me. I’m hoping she will be revealed sooner. There’s one part that I’ve almost cried, but that’s for you to find out. It was really heartbreaking. Like I was so freaking sad about it. 😦 Anyway, I didn’t care about the romance between Ven and Linc. I can’t connect with them. Can’t feel the love that’s being convey between them. Perhaps it lacks some fire. Didn’t really dwell in it. How the book ended shattered my world though (insert my WTF face). The cliffhanger is so so cruel, I want to yell “When’s the third book coming???”. That intense. I was left blown away and wretched at the same time. Wanting for more. 😦
The character development is solely focused to Ven. She’s shy and confused on Imitation while she’s fierce and determined in Deviation. I kind of like her here and also scared for her for all the consequences of her actions against Titus. Linc is well, Linc. Still the same old Superman that he is. Always has Ven’s back. Titus still don’t have the faintest idea that he’s helping Ven. Or so I thought. It was not mentioned. I still hate Daniel for I’m really not certain why. I just hate him. It feels like he’s up to something though he’s leaning into the good side. I can’t be really certain about it. Finally, Titus. I want to push Titus in a crocodile pit. He’s wickedly cruel, I want to stab him in the eye. Lol! I’m just hoping all his plans will not succeed. The guy’s completely crazy!
I can say that I like Deviation more than Imitation. Though a lot of readers are saying otherwise. Really recommending the book to readers who want a heart-stopping and intriguing book.
Can’t wait for the next book 😀
Read my Imitation Book Review ♥