17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets... until they discovered a shocking family secret. They're actually closer than sisters, they're clones. Hiding from a government agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughte...more
Would need it even if it weren't Cat Patrick because that synopsis.
But it is Cat Patrick.
And I've read Revived. And Forgotten. (And I'm still madly in love with them.)
Oh, I want/need/really, really, really want to read this.
edit: Wait! This has a cover now? And no one told me? For shame.
Cat's sophomore (triumph) isn't even out yet and I can't stand it- I need this book to be published yesterday.
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After some time in a reading slump, I finally decided to pick up The Originals because I knew that this would be the ultimate book to get me back on track. And it sure did. Cat Patrick has this spectacular gift for writing contempora...more
There are authors that you are positive are going to write amazing stories. Cat Patrick is one of those authors. The Originals is the third book by her that I have read and like Forgotten and Just Like Fate (co-written with Suzanne Young), I loved this book!
Cat has such a fabulous writing style that is true and lovely and easy to read. And her stories are very well thought out, clever, and researched. It i...more
I was so happy and surprised when I received this in the post from the publisher! I think I screamed a bit. And a happy dance may have been involved. Ever since reading Revived, Cat Patrick has quickly become one of my favourite authors. She writes about original (excuse the pun) topics, and there are always amazing plot twists. Her books are definitely not predictable, which is great!
Usually, I don't comment on the cover...more
But as much as im disappointed, i also think that this book is worth reading. i can never imagine having a mom like elizabeth's(i mean, Lizzie-Bet-Ella's mom.
I really love Cat Patrick. She brings "Novel" back to novels. Sure, she includes relationships and some of the teenage drama that goes with it but she always adds a twist. The twist is introduced in the beginning and the details work themselves out by the end. One book was about a girl who has no memory of yesterday. Only the future. Every night her mind resets. Another was about a girl who died a lot. The twist is that she could be revived.
This time the story is about Elizabeth Best who lives...more
I loved all the characters in this book. It would've been really easy to make Betsey, Ella and Lizzie identical in personalities (because their clones obviously) but instead they were all individuals and it was really easy to...more
I think that for such a great concept, this story could have gone somewhere so much better and more unique. The MC, Lizzie, was only really concerned with her boyfriend. Sure she sometimes mentioned wanting the freedom of classes etc., but her main drive wa...more
First and foremost, thank you so so much to Jen and Hardie Grant Egmont for the review copy. Without you, I might never have been able to read this fanfrickintastic novel. Of course, this in no way affected my views of the novel.
Have you ever wished you had a clone? I know I did, several times in fact, especially while I was still studying. If only my clone could study for that other exam I have on the same day, life would be so good. But we know that it...more
I found this book really interesting to read. I just bought this yesterday and started it today, finished it all in a few hours. It was such an amazing read and I could not put it down.
So the story starts with introducing these three girls who share a life. The girls: Elizabeth, Ella and Betsey are sisters, more like triplets. They look exactly the same, but they are completely different. They live the same life, each living one-third of a day. Elizabe...more
While I have a problem with every insta-love situation, I thought that this situation was ridiculous. I know you can be drawn to some people, but considering Lizzie knew her 'mum' could be in danger of going to pr...more
I really don't think I can describe this book other than mind-numbingly good. It's one of those books that you don't have to think too much about. You just go with the flow and enjoy the ride. I admit that I did a little background check on this book before I bought it. I usually do for those rare books that are actually on my shelf. So I knew that it wasn't going to mega actiony or a very suspenseful sci-fi book. I knew it was going to be really just about three girls...more
Lizzie, Betsey, and Ellla are sisters...well, kinda. They fraction theirs days into threes, so one of them attends school in the morning, one the afternoon, and the third takes the evening activities. While each sister is out in public the other two stay at home behind closed doors. They live one life and share it. They are almost identical. They make sure to dress exactly alike, wear their hair the same every day, and appear identical even down to their nail polish, to...more
So, this is totally gonna be full of spoilers, you've been warned.
I really like the concept. 3 girls that are clones have to live as if they were one person. Like. Really. My problem was all this spy kids - psycho mom - it's hard to keep reading because I lost all my interest in this book.
I liked that the 3 of them wanted to be their own selves but you don't have to dye your hair at the end (I've dyed it, but doesn't define who I am).
And the super overprotective mom leaving at the...more
I really enjoyed this book during the first little bit, but my annoyance began to grow as it continued toward the end. I really liked Lizzie's voice, and her budding relationship with Sean made me swoon like I love to do in young adult novels, but there was just something missing overall that didn't quite hit the mark for me.
Lizzie is one of three sisters who are identical. But they're not triplets...they're clones. The three girls--Lizzie, Ella and Betsey--are being forced (by their mo...more
Patrick hooked me from the start and carried me alo...more