Eva and Addie are considered to be “hybrids, “ or two souls that are housed within one body. As hybrids grow, they are supposed to “settle.” One soul takes the dominant lead and the other just fades away. But doctors have run their tests and despite the whispers surrounding them, Addie was said to be “healthy” and Eva was gone. Yet, Eva never really left Addie, they just got really good at hiding it. That is until an opportunity arrives for Eva to move again, but are the risks in their best interest?
Kat Zhang has written a very gripping story. I was literally on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen to Eva and Addie. There is some really beautiful character development in What's Left of Me, the author really gets you wrapped up in these two souls making them so realistic. Eva and Addie read like two sisters, each with their own personality and voice. It's a feat difficult enough when your talking about the two girls, but then Zhang adds in other characters who possess the same trait, not a small feat. I guess that's why I really became vested in what would happen to Eva and Addie as they are picked up by the government and placed into an institution. For you see, hybrids are thought to be dangerous to society and must be dealt with. What's left of Me is full of action, suspense, mystery and left we wanting to know where Zhang is taking things next.
Whats Left of Me was provided by Martina Boone at Adventures in YA Publishing as a part of their One Million Visitor Blog Celebration, a big thank you for opening my eyes to more YA books. http://childrenspublishing.blogspot.com/ETA: Review copy donated to public library.