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3.40  ·  Rating details ·  665 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Zhara, the First. Elysia, her clone. On the surface, they are identical. But looks can be deceiving.

When Zhara plays, she plays to win. She thought she had escaped the horrors of Doctor Lusardi's cloning compound. But the nightmare is just beginning. Elysia has taken everything from Zhara-a softer, prettier version of herself and an inescapable reminder of all she's failed
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
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Alish Zimmer
Why is the cover so...porny? Imagine your mother asking you about the book and you trying to explain that it's just teen fiction
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014, sci-fi
How? How do you go from a pretty great book like Beta to whatever the hell this is? Last night, my husband and I watched the MST3K riff of "Parts: the Clonus Horror": That movie was a better-produced clone story than this book. If the guy from CinemaSins was given this book in movie format, the list of sins would rival that of Transformers 4 (and that movie took 2 episodes to enumerate its flaws). It was just very very bad. Imagine if you set up a little island play area, and then gave a small c ...more
Jan 01, 2013 marked it as maybe-read
LOL @ the cover.
Michelle Wrona
*4.5 star rating*

*A finished review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*

Let's take a time machine back into time—one year ago. Or actually, a little more than a year ago, to be honest. That was when I read Beta, the first book in the Annex trilogy, and that's where I found one of my most strongest loves, dystopian books. From there, or even a little before that, I've grown to be obsessed with this unique genre where anything is actually possible.
Feb 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
TRIGGER WARNINGS: This book contains slut-shaming, ableism, gaslighting, and pregnancy by rape.

This book was delayed. Originally due out in 2013 (maybe March), it didn't release until October 2014. Never heard any explanation for the wait, but that's okay - probably none of my business. And maybe because Emergent is the second in a series (no word yet on the next book, though I think the series sold in a four-book deal), there seemed to be little publicity for it. It's only just barely mentioned
Dec 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: teen, sci-fi, dystopian
The first book was pretty good. This sequel how ever was awful, it felt like a completely different author wrote it. The storyline is all over place with so many diffrent things trying to occur at the same time that it is not believable for a sci fi book . Too much teenage angst and moodiness for me, the story really did not get going until the last couple chapters were the insurrection was just rushed through and not explained very well. Overall a poor book, and I will not be reading the next i ...more
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
I loved Beta so I was so excited when I heard about the second book Emergent. I tried to read twice butit was a little difficult to get thru. I dont understand why this book was so different from Beta I think what made it different is the perspectives. I will reread this book again sometime soon.!
Jul 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: discarded-shelf
As much as I enjoyed the first one I stopped reading this one at 75% of the book. Much more centered on relatin ships,plus I don't buy the story of parent's Tahir being able to help so much giving the way things are.
Dec 09, 2012 rated it liked it

3.5/5 stars

I liked the old covers so much better!

There will be some spoilers from book 1- Beta.

I really enjoyed Beta and had been looking forward to Emergent for quite a while. I thought that Emergent was okay, but the first part was not that exciting (the book is divided into two parts).

Beta was narrated by Elysia (a teenage Beta clone who had a soul and could feel). At the end of that book Elysia killed the Governor's son and escaped. Also it was discovered that Zhara (Elysia's first - the gir
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the original quite a bit, but this sequel felt too rushed, and ended too abruptly. A shame, since Beta was such a great story.
Dec 18, 2012 marked it as to-read

Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Stacy Books
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Emergent by Rachel Cohn - This book was reviewed by my co-worker, Emily:

A sequel/companion book to Beta. While Beta was about Elysia, a clone of a teenage girl, Emergent focuses on Zhara, the girl Elysia was cloned from, with Elysia’s POV mixed in once their paths cross.
The book is supposed to be about the Emergents—clones who have become self-aware—preparing to rebel against their human masters and gain freedom. While this rebellion does eventually happen in the very rushed final 20 pages or
Oct 02, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm rather underwhelmed. "Emergent" is dominated by teenagers who act their worst.

I had real problems sympathizing with the Aquine that is not interested in his first love when he finds out she's alive because he already transferred his feelings to her clone.

Or with the clone who uses the Aquine because well - why does she? To escape, yes. But after that?

Because of Tahir, I understand why Zhara hurts to badly from losing Alex. You caused that hurt, darling.

Alex lives. I guess that's a good th
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
Title: Emergent
Series: Annex #2
Author: Rachel Cohn
Rating: 3.5 stars
Recommend to?: Clone lovers :]

My Review: Having loved the first book in this series so much, i dived right into this one upon finishing Beta. Sadly i was disappointed a bit.

It dragged in the middle badly. Probably could've taken out like 100 pages and the story still would've been fine.

This just didn't live up to the same hype the first one did.

I still will continue the series because the ending still left a lot of things unan
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Jackie Rolli
Recommended to Abby by: others in the series
Told from both the clone and first's pov, this book further explores the world of Demense and the issues that arise from their "perfect society." The many layers of the middle of this trilogy really make me want to know what happens next and book 3 is a year away!
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
So glad some things were resolved from the first book, but I wasn't happy with the baby situation. I will definitely read the next book, though!
I will die with out this book!!!! :'(
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Super good and interesting! Better than the first book!
Michele Brack
Jan 04, 2017 added it
Shelves: 2015
I finished this book some time ago, I've just been busy/lazy (and yes, that is possible at the same time) and I forgot to blog about it. This was a fine conclusion to the series. I like the open ending and the fact that everything remains up in the air NOT even in a good position, but literally could go either way. Clones are running around rampant, except some that are going back to being slaves, humans are the bad guys except when their not... It's just as confusing as real life and I kinda li ...more
Vapid. Completely and utterly useless waste of paper starring teen girls who I am so glad really do not exist in this world. I'm still wondering, "Did I really that?" and the presence of the book at my side proves that I did, in fact, waste three hours of my life on this drivel.

The book starts off from Zhara's point of view. The reader gets to see how she ended up being considered dead and cloned and how she was living prior to reuniting with Xander on clone beach, or "Heathen" as it
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Well.. that was a major disapointment.

The ending was rushed and unfinished, so freaking frustrating. And don't get me started on the girls and their 3 boyfriends to exange. I rolled my eyes so many times God..
The only thing I liked was the time on Heathen and even for that I wanted to read something different, something more.

I guess I was not the right audience for this book.
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Honestly, it was just an ok book for me. The ending didn't leave that much of an impact on me, there were too many unanswered questions left.

I felt that the second book felt quite dull compared to the first one.
N.A. Fedorak
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Generic teenager-level romance/mild action/mild scifi series. Disappointing in the lack of character development, plotline, and general failure to delve into the depths of the problems presented by the setting.
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the concept, I just hated how abrupt the end was and the fact that they had to put a particular sexual scene in the book.
Jan 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Better then the first book.
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy and entertaining read

The ending felt rushed but overall a really good read. Characters and their dynamics with each other were well thought out.
Miriam Zink
An enthralling sequel to beta. The story of zhara and elysia is an interesting one
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Apparently there's gonna be a third and fourth one??? Makes sense since this one just... kinda ends. But yeahhhhh....
Melinda Waugh
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Better than the first, loved it!
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Rachel grew up in the D.C. area and graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Political Science. She has written many YA novels, including three that she cowrote with her friend and colleague David Levithan. She lives and writes (when she's not reading other people's books, organizing her music library or looking for the best cappuccino) in New York City.

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