Book Review: Echoes of Us by Kat Zhang

February 2, 2015 Young Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★★

Book Review: Echoes of Us by Kat ZhangTitle: Echoes of Us by Kat Zhang
Series: Hybrid Chronicles #3
Published by: HarperTeen on September 16, 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Source: YABC
Format: ARC
Pages: 368
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All Eva ever wanted was the chance to be herself. But in the Americas, to be hybrid—to share your body with a second soul—is not tolerated past childhood. Now Eva and Addie, her sister soul, are constantly on the move, hiding from the officials who seek to capture them. But the tide is changing. A revolution is brewing, and people are starting to question the hybrids' mistreatment.

Then Marion, an ambitious reporter, offers Eva and Addie a daring proposal: If they go undercover and film the wretched conditions of a hybrid institution, she will not only rescue them, she'll find a way to free Jackson, the boy Addie loves. It's risky, and Eva will have to leave Ryan and her friends behind, but if she succeeds, it could also tip the scales forever and lead to hybrid freedom.

As Eva and Addie walk into danger, they cling to each other and the hope of a better future. But the price they might pay is higher than they ever could have imagined.

I received this book for free from YABC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

One Line: A pretty intense ending and a great conclusion to the series.

What I Loved: I really liked how we were thrust, once again, into the world of the hybrid institutes, with this one being even worse than the last. Everything felt more dangerous and more “high stakes” than it did before. I also like how much Addie and Eva have changed over the course of the series. I do like Eva more than Addie though, she just seemed like the stronger one, despite being the recessive sister.

Left Me Wanting More: I felt like, with most “last books” lately, the majority of the book kind of drags on. I will say that this only happens for about half of the book, with others it’s usually two-thirds of the book. The first half sets up the scene and nothing much happens, but the second half has quite a bit happen in the way of the hybrid revolution and even though I could’ve used more, I was satisfied with the ending.

Final Verdict: I think this was a pretty good ending to this series and I definitely liked this book a lot more than the second book. Everything was just intensified and I felt a bigger sense of urgency in this book that I didn’t get from the others. Even though I would’ve liked to have gotten more of a sense of the hybrid dynamics overseas, I still think this for a sci-fi/dystopian series, this one was pretty good.

*This review was first published on YABC.*

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