Review: Once We Were

Once We Were Cover
Author: Kat Zhang

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishing

Date Published: September 16, 2013

Where I Got It: Nook Store

Description: Eva was never supposed to have survived this long. As the recessive soul, she should have faded away years ago. Instead, she lingers in the body she shares with her sister soul, Addie. When the government discovered the truth, they tried to “cure” the girls, but Eva and Addie escaped before the doctors could strip Eva’s soul away.

Now fugitives, Eva and Addie find shelter with a group of hybrids who run an underground resistance. Surrounded by others like them, the girls learn how to temporarily disappear to give each soul some much-needed privacy. Eva is thrilled at the chance to be alone with Ryan, the boy she’s falling for, but troubled by the growing chasm between her and Addie. Despite clashes over their shared body, both girls are eager to join the rebellion.

Yet as they are drawn deeper into the escalating violence, they start to wonder: How far are they willing to go to fight for hybrid freedom? Faced with uncertainty and incredible danger, their answers may tear them apart forever.

My Review: Once We Were is the second book to What’s Left of Me. Eva and Addie grown more into themselves since first book. They both want two very different things, and because of this book I defiantly don’t want to share a soul with my body. Eva is becoming more dominant then she was before which causes more problems between her and Addie. Addie is getting used to this new world which she was thrown into. The setting in this book is just so creative, and how Kat Zhang build it up is just amazing. What I dislike about the book is that it was very slow in some places. What I love most about this book is that all the characters stick together. My favorite part of the book is when s certain scene between two characters that I can’t tell you, but you will love it. I like this book a lot and I give it three stars. I can’t wait to read Echoes of Us
“To keep hope, not just for our own sakes, but for those who relied on us to help them when they could not help themselves”-Eva page 241
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