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Mimic

(The Prodigy Chronicles #2)

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In 2012, one cycle of an ancient calendar system came to a close. Humanity predicted its downfall, but it wasn't the end of their evolutionary climb. It was the beginning.

Willow Kent is discovering that life as a second-phase prodigy comes at a price. Trapped in the London Core, her choices are limited, made difficult by her forbidden romance with Reece and the presence of
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Kindle Edition, 550 pages
Published March 22nd 2019 by C.L. Denault
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – Mimic
Author – C.L. Denault
Series – The Prodigy Chronicles #2
Cliffhanger? - Yes
Publication Date – March 22, 2019
Genre – Science Fiction
Rating – 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary copy generously provided by the author through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
I requested this book through NetGalley without reading the first book in the series, so after I was approved for an ARC – I immediately had to purchase “Gambit” to start the story…and the whole time I was
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Cindy ✩☽♔
Oct 18, 2017 marked it as to-read
4/21/20

Wow, I waited so long for this book to come out yet I somehow missed it’s release date by over a year? Lol well glad I decided to check this on a whim.

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Omg, when will there be news on this!?
Jypsy
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, I have to mention that I love the cover art. So eye catching! Mimic is a sequel, and I liked it equally as well as the first book in the series. Willow definitely has some growing up to do, but it's part of her characterization that she continues to develop maturity. She is well written with just enough angst for a teenager. The story develops at a steady pace with action enough to maintain intrest. The motivations of all characters are questionable, and the story will leave you wondering ...more
 LEAH⇢
☆3.5☆STARS - GRADE=B-

Rating up because of my love for Book 1. Hoping this is just suffering from book 2 syndrome...
Chelsies Reading Escape
Mar 24, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019-releases
At this point Im assuming this book will never come out :(
The Reading Raccoon
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-as-an-arc
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for this review copy of Mimic by CL Denault.
Mimic is the second book in the Prodigy series about a lost heiress with supernatural powers in a dystopian future London.
Overall this was a solid second book in a series and I would rate it somewhere around a 3.5-3.75. Willow is still trying to gain foothold in The Core and her lack of experience and immaturity shows. It is easy to get frustrated with her as she fumbles through everything and overreacts to almos
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Melinda
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Complimentary copy generously provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Mimic, The Prodigy Chronicles #2, by C.L. Denault has beautiful cover artwork. This book follow the first book in the series, Gambit. The story follows the main character, Willow Kent, who definitely needs to work on her maturity development. There is some love drama that unfolds and develops. The first book was nore exciting than this one, but this one was enjoyable. Ohhhhh man, what a cli
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Kei • fiction court •
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley, arc-copy, 2019
I absolutely loved Gambit and I was pleased to find out that Mimic follows the same path, intriguing plot with that amazing writing and the setting of this is just exceptionally well thought-out. Dystopian with a touch of medieval, but set in the future with people who have powers, it's so good! Reece quickly became a favorite and Willow is just as adorably and likeable.
Jessica
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful follow-up to 'Gambit.' Just as with the series opener, the complex and developed characters were the best part of this book; their motives, their secrets, their interactions. Author C.L. Denault’s characters kept me guessing right until the new cliff-hanger ending; not a bit was predictable. The plot moved forward at a comfortably steady pace, never a dull moment, and nothing felt rushed or forced.

‘Mimic’ is available now; a must-read for fans of well-written YA romance, adventure, or
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Halez
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the author and NetGalley!

Actual rating probably somewhere between a 3.5-4, which means rounding up!

I was a little torn on this book, because I think I would have liked it better if I hadn't read Gambit. I hated Reece and all the romance in Gambit, and it did affect my enjoyment of it. I liked this book more because it felt a lot more about Willow and her powers.

The negative:
The whole Toby thing
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Halez
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the author and NetGalley!

Actual rating probably somewhere between a 3.5-4, which means rounding up!

I was a little torn on this book, because I think I would have liked it better if I hadn't read Gambit. I hated Reece and all the romance in Gambit, and it did affect my enjoyment of it. I liked this book more because it felt a lot more about Willow and her powers.

The negative:
The whole Toby thing
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Danielle Syers
The premise of this series is something that I don’t always shoot for because I am not a huge science fiction fan however, I am a HUGE dystopian fan, so I tend to pick those all up. I chose not to judge these books by their genre until I actually read them. I did not read Gambit yet, so I had to go back and read Gambit before continuing—boy was I glad I did. It was like being dropped from the tallest freefall in the country… I LOVED IT. I could not put it down from chapter 1 until I was basicall ...more
Brandy Renee
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing! It's been a long time since I started a new series or read a new author and was blown away. The characters were well developed and engaging. The storyline and world building were brilliantly well thought out and designed while describing nonexistent technology in a way the reader understood it and it never felt impossible (think "light swords" in those star movies) The clear division between the "have" and "have nots" is blatant and the author does a great job of showing t ...more
Sari
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


I am so glad that I got to read Gambit and Mimic back to back.. Now if we could get the third installment like yesterday… That would be great.


This book is wayyy more intense than its prequel. Willow develops her abilities more and discovers ones that vastly surpass all expectations. SHE HAS A FREAKING TIGER GUYS. I love that this book doesn't shy away from Willow also being a typical teen. All teens hav
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Nicole
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this novel from net galley and the publisher. Thank you!
Wow! This novel was a great sequel to the first book in the series! The plot thickens as Willow Kent develops her abilities, discovering ones that surpass expectations. Her powers are developing, with the help of her tiger. Willow can be a "brat", but what 16 year old who was uprooted from the only life she has ever know would be amicable to that? Willow develops her relationship with Commander Reece, both attracted to the other.
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Jenny
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it
“I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."

Finally! After patiently waiting I was able to get hold of the second book. Sadly, it did not exceeded my expectation since the first book was really great. More like DAMN GOOD. I enjoyed reading this book, but not as much as I enjoyed the first one. Whereas the first book was packed with action and a total page turner, the second book lacked the action I was looking for. It is safe to say tha
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Caz
Oct 18, 2019 rated it liked it
I was very excited for the past 2 years for this book. I even reread the first one a few months in readiness.

The book picks off right where the first ends and I'm not sure why but I couldn't get into for quite a while.

All of sudden, Willow just annoyed me and I was get sick of hearing about the tiger. She does questionable things and is then surprised when she's called out on them.

The book was too long and fillery and I nearly only gave it 2.5 stars but the last 20% or so redeemed it and now I w
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Rita Agenstein
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Shari B
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I wish I would have read the first book, I didn't know this was a sequel! But I got through it. Hundreds of years into the future and people have evolved into almost super human beings? Sounds like what they are already predicting. The society takes away people who are "normal". There's a lot of warring going on. Something Willow, doesn't understand but is in the middle of it and sometimes makes mistakes that cause chaos. I dislike her mother! But Reece? Yum. There'll be a third book for sure. L ...more
Morgan
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! I need the next book yesterday!

The only problem I had with the book was Willow's attitude. But i have to keep telling myself that she is 16 and is going to make dumb decisions.

I have so many questions that I need answered and I know it is going to be awhile before the next book is released, and it is going to feel like forever!

If you havent read this series yet I would highly recommend it! I have read the first one twice and I will probably reread them both when the next book
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Jantine
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review.

Willow is a real teenager. Man, the stupid things she does! And that is what makes her real, and relatable to an extend. During all that she has to deal with, all that she goes through, she remains a person with flaws as well as strengths. I often wanted to shout to her while reading, 'don't be stupid!'. At those moments I hated her, and loved her at the same time.
Lauren Kastermans
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Denault has created another masterpiece in a character driven novel, which (despite the presence of constructively and plot-driving character flaws), manages to snare the readers attention with its skilled writing style and symbolism. Using the flawed characterisations, Denault manages to ensure that the MC Willow, develops into a mature young young women, by facing perils and consequences in a realistic setting.
Brandy Renee
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Nicole Strand
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, I did not read the first book but I totally plan to. In the descriptor it says theres enough information about the first book scattered throughout to make up for starting this one without reading the first and I agree. The book has likeable enough characters and great pacing so that you dont get bored of it. It makes for a good, quick scifi read.
Gracie
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After being accepted for an ARC I realized it was the second in a series, so I went back and bought book 1 and read it. I was hooked! There were so many twists and turns and the detail in each scene is wonderful and easy to imagine.
faye gallagher
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Compromise can be dangerous

I found Willow's outbursts annoying but one has to be kept reminded that she is only a teenager and showing typical teenage arrogance and angst albeit in an atypical environment. Loved the story nonetheless and looking forward to the next book.
Lilivette
Dec 31, 2019 marked it as to-read
I decided to DNF this @ 25% because I just couldn't stand the MC and how annoying she is and how everyone is obsessed with her. BUT I have hopes that I'll pick it back up sometime around 2020 and give it another try.
Suzanne
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Political, human superheroes, and intrigue-this book is a fabulous follow-up and I am looking forward to more!
Amanda Williams
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good writing with many twists and turns. The fight scenes in this book are beautifully depicted. Cannot wait to read more.
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C.L. Denault is a speculative fiction writer who loves dreaming up tales of adventure and intrigue. A former systems analyst, she gave up her nerdy code-writing skills to stay home with her children (including a son with special needs), and currently lives among the vast stretches of cornfields in Illinois.

Writing and blogging are two of her passions, along with drinking coffee and watching sci-fi
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The Prodigy Chronicles (4 books)
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