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People say when you take Heam, your body momentarily dies and you catch a glimpse of heaven. Faye was only eleven when dealers forced Heam on her and her best friend, Christian. But Faye didn’t glimpse heaven—she saw hell. And Christian died.

Now Faye spends her days hiding her secret from the kids at school, and her nights training to take revenge on the men who destroyed
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Published 2014 by Knopf Books
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Neiko Wish the publishers would get their poop together. I've been waiting ages for the next book.Come oooon, people???

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Mayo
Jul 03, 2013 rated it liked it
WOAH WOAH WOAH

HOLD UP

EXPECTED PUBLICATION 2014??

WHAT ABOUT DARK INSIDE 3??

I CANT LIVE ON 2 BOOKS ALONE

:(


Other than that, the plot sounds AMAZING
I Cant wait for it to come out!
Neil (or bleed)
Jan 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
1.5

"The bodies we wear,” he says. “They’re not the ones we always want. They get damaged. Used. It’s who we are on the inside that counts. The person waiting to jump free."


Two words: What happened?

With an engaging start, I don't know what sorcery has been casted to this book that it'd gotten ridiculous. I love the beginning up to 50% of this book and my status updates will be the evidence for that. I anticipated an evilish revenge, a breath-taking action, and a badass character but I've go
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Pinky
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why are the White Pine books not as amazing as last year's? There were such good books but this year, everything is either alright or not good at all. I just don't understand and I hope the next White Pine book I choose is good. This book was probably my favorite White Pine book out of all of the ones I have read so far. If you don't know about White Pine, it is a book club that I am in, at my school. We are given 10 books and we have to read at least 5 to vote. I want to read all 10 this year ...more
Rayne
I made no secret of my love for Roberts' debut novel Dark Inside. While I was disappointed with the sequel, Rage Within, I still considered myself a fan of Roberts' because she worked hard at being original and didn't shy away from darkness and brutality. Dark Inside came out when the market was overflowing with fluffy books about passionate liaisons between humans and mythical creatures, and I was impressed with the boldness of Dark Inside in both premise and content. Even after the dishearteni ...more
Diabolica
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: too-real
Definitely an interesting book that is and will be on my mind for a while. Hence the four stars. Especially since there are a few things with the plot that were never quite explained. (view spoiler)

It's a story and it's one hell of a story. Taking the drug crisis to an extreme where one's totally outcasted. Not to mention, the weather was consistently drear
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
The Bodies We Wear is my first book by Jayn Roberts (although I own several) and I’m thrilled to have discovered an author with such a wonderful, strong voice. The story is in many ways deeply philosophical – it gives us plenty to think about as we put ourselves in Faye’s shoes and try to imagine what it would take for us to survive in her world.

Faye’s character is far more complicated than it first seems; the depth of her anger and need for revenge all-consuming. As we learn more about her pas
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Brenda A
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-con-2014
SPOILERS. SPOILERS. SPOILERS. SPOILERS.

THERE ARE SPOILERS

SPOILERS

I SAY THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN THE BOOK


This started out so promising, and then melted into traditional YA romance. I really don't even want to write that much about it, to be honest. So I'll keep this short.

Faye lives somewhere where it rains constantly, which is fitting because she is the most emo person I have ever read about ever. She distinctly says that she's never had a defeatist attitude, but literally the entire book is her w
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SoWrongItsRANDI {Bell, Book & Candle}
Bell, Book & Candle | The Bodies We Wear Review



When first reading the premise, I had envisioned a Kill Bill-esque, teenage book. I love a good, old testament story, where the protagonist is a total alpha female! Unfortunately this book wasn't as good as I had hoped.

The story just dragged on and on; the only thing that kept me from putting the book down was the anticipation of the "revenge" part of the plot actually jumpstarting. Every single time Faye mentioned revenge and killing, I kept think
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Gunjan (NerdyBirdie)
Actual Rating 2.5

Basically, The Bodies We Wear revolves around the idea of the drug world and a girl hell bent on getting revenge for what happened to her.

I really liked the beginning of this book, but as I got towards the middle and the end, just the basis of this story began to drag on and every time I’d look at what the characters were saying, I’d just feel bored.

I understand that Faye is a conflicted character and I even respect that—considering what she’s been through, she should be entit
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☼Book her,   Danno☼    thepam
Derivative.

Jeyn Roberts can write like crazy. She can do tense action. She can write twisted mean plots. DARK INSIDE was all of these things. It was great.

However, THE BODIES WE WEAR is none of these things. It is not great. It will probably be enjoyed by many middle-grade and young adult readers, but I couldn't get through it fast enough. The 'bad girl' doesn't have a bad bone in her body. She feeds the poor, she saves street urchins, she has great grades, she threatens bad guys. She is squeaky
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Joy (joyous reads)
Faye was only 11 years old when she overdosed on Heam; a drug that’s lethal to some and terrifyingly addictive. Forced to ingest a sufficient amount enough to put her in a stasis on the verge of death, the drug didn’t live up to its name (Heaven’s Dream). Instead, she saw hell. But before she closed her eyes, her tormentors made sure that she witnessed the killing of her best friend, Christian. Ever since then, and even at such a young age, she made a promise to avenge his death. With the help o ...more
Tiffany Holme
This is not my first Jeyn Robert book. In fact it was her previous two books that had me so excited to read this one, even though they are completely unrelated. There is something about her writing that just draws me in and I can't help but become addicted. Maybe it is the fact that there is something dark and gritty about the books she writes. I appreciate a book that can take the sugar coating away, and push the fact that not everything is beautiful.

I think the biggest thing was that the bo
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Becky
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen
Imagine a drug that gives its users a glimpse of magnificence. Now imagine that drug can also become dangerously addicting for some of its users. And those who overdose and manage to survive fight its effects for the rest of their life.

This is Heaven's Dream - Heam. A drug so potent that its very creators succumbed to its temptation. It's only been around for twelve years but it has changed the world in unimaginable ways. Faye's own father was an addict and when he couldn't pay his dealers, the
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Julie Rogers
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. It wasn't all happy go lucky. So much in this girls life went wrong. She had so much anger and sadness in her and she had a right to feel that way. This book is a bit heavy buy it's real and it shows that not everything in life has a happy ending.

Faye was an excellent character and she is so realistic. She is by no means perfect and she makes plenty of mistakes but she grows so much. Sometimes her decision making wasn't the smartest, but I understood why she did most t
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Heather *Undercover Goth Queen*
This started out strong, but it went downhill fairly quickly. It's not like there weren't good things about this book, because there were. I'm not even sure I can pinpoint what turned me off the story, but I was so annoyed by it for some reason. (view spoiler)

It definitely
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April
3.5
Now that I have finished The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts, in what feels like record time, I am left a bit conflicted on how I should feel. You know how some books are kind of really strange and you read them and you are like, what even is going on here, but you keep reading in hopes of understanding, and THEN you do end up understanding and you are like YES THIS ENDING ROCKS and you write the longest run on sentence ever?
Read the rest of my review here
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Phoenix_In_The_Shadows
This book was one of many that was sugeested to me in highschool. I started it with the intention of finishing it within three days. . . one week and two tear-filled days later, I finally finished it. What can I say? I couldn't put it down but I didn't want it to end. It is an amazing novel that highlights thoughts of life, death and love. It also brings to light the trials of holding on to guilt and revenge. The last three chapters are tear jerkers.
I would recomend this to any highschool stude
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Me
Jan 01, 2014 added it
HEY HEY HEY

WOAH WOAH WOAH

SLOW DOWN!!!

PUBLISHED IN 2014?!?

WHAT HAPPENNED TO DARK INSIDE #3?!
Kristina Lenarczyk
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, favorites, own-read
Full review coming soon!
Misty Baker
** As Posted on KindleObsessed Blog **

There is a quote by Douglas Horton that says:

“While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself.”

I stand behind Horton on this one. Revenge? Though they say it’s “best served cold” isn’t going to make you feel better. But revenge in books? I say bring it on.

Ok, yes…I know that there are roughly a gazillion moralistically (is that even a word?) condemning reason why what I just said is wrong. (The most obvious probably being that you shouldn’t kill pe
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Whitley Birks
DNF at about 35%. The book felt rather flat to me, thanks to the 'darker and edgier' tone to it. Everything was just unrelentingly grimdark, but in the exact same way at all times, and...I can only care for so long if I don't have some variety. Plus there were a lot of tropes that I'm extremely not fond of, the whole "not like other girls," the "bad guys are rapists to show off how bad they are."

But the worst, the absolute worst? The book tries to create a drug that's LIKE SO MUCH WORSE THAN ALL
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Heidi
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four Stars: A thought provoking and interesting book about growth and survival.

Faye pulls her hoodie over her damp hair. It is late but she continues to stand out in the misty rain, staring at the door of the run down bar, knowing the man she intends to kill is inside drinking the night away. At seventeen, Faye should be worried about school, dating, boys and parties, but instead, she is focused on revenge. Six years ago four men seeking revenge against her father, pinned down Faye, who was then
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Polly
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, ya
Pretty heavy topic, but well done.
Megan Nehring
Personal Response: This book caught my attention just by the title. I liked how there was mystery and you couldn't tell what was going to happen next. This book was different from most because people were coming back from the dead. I did not expect the book to end the way it did.


Plot Summary: Heaven's Dream, or Heam for short. It's the hottest drug around. Everyone who takes it receives a glimpse of the afterlife. You get to see Heaven. Except Faye, who saw Hell. Why? That's what she's trying t
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Adrianna Baehman
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Ashley
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, meh
Rating: 2/5
***Minor spoilers***

When Faye was only eleven years old, her and her friend Christian were taken and forcefully given a drug called Heam, due to Faye's father being caught in some bad business. The drug is said to show you heaven, but some people apparently see hell. While Faye saw hell and came back with the noticeable chest scars of a Heam addict, Christian didn't come back at all. After her mother kicks her out at the sight of the scars, a man named Gazer takes her in and shows her
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Amanda
Heam: a drug that is liquid silver in colour and smells and tastes like strawberries, people say when you take heam you die briefly and you get a glimpse of heaven. That's not what Faye saw when it was forced on her and her friend Christian when she was eleven years old. Faye saw hell instead. Heam made her overdose, but she was brought back with a spider web like scar across her heart and collarbone. Her friend Christian died, and left Faye with a longing for revenge. Gazer, a retired cop takes ...more
Stacey
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-paranormal
"The Bodies We Wear" sounds like a pretty kick butt book. The story takes place in an alternate version of America where the world has been dramatically changed for the worse by a drug called Heam or Heaven's Dream. When people take the drug they die. Sometimes the never come back from the dead. But others wake up after seeing Heaven. They become addicted to the views of Heaven and abuse the drug again and again. Usually this ends in the person's death.

When Faye was younger she and a friend name
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Angela
Oct 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5/3 stars

So I spotted TBWW at my local B&N and it was with a lot of other Halloween/seasonal reads so I figured it was going to be spooking and would prep me for Halloween. Nope, turns out just the title is scary. This book reminded me of a hybrid of Amy Tintera's Reboot and Shannon Thompson's Take Me Tomorrow. I should go ahead as well and get this out of the way... THIS BOOK IS VERY PREDICTABLE. I figured out the whole thing by page fifty. That being said I still really enjoyed Roberts' writ
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Jeyn Roberts (pronounced Jen - the Y is silent)grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and started writing at an early age, having her first story published when she was 16 in a middle-grade anthology called LET ME TELL YOU.

When she was 21, she moved to Vancouver with dreams of being a rock star, graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Writing and Psychology. For the next
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