Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other”, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready. But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this. Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive. What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva. From debut novelist Sangu Mandanna comes the dazzling story of a girl who was always told what she had to be—until she found the strength to decide for herself.
WOW.Just WOW. I have no words for the torment, the beauty of this book. I am SO SURPRISED that i LOVED this book SO MUCH! It was very intense and oddly a fast read. PLUS has a unique & dark cover that is simply GORGEOUS!!Also this book has two places I LOVE; India & England ^_^ reading this book, through Eva's life, I felt for her i really did. She has no self. She only learns & does what Amarra does. Since she is a copy. Which is such a creepy & intriguing concept. It really does sound kinda Frankenstein-ish. I mean, yes you love some one you wish they had a copy but it seemed cruel to make another human being learn & live another's life. Which makes for a fascinated read because Eva does things she doesn't want to do & wants something for herself. We see this from the start. I kept thinking, what if i had an Echo? What if I WAS AN ECHO? *chills* I have no idea what i would feel. You really get these intense emotions during the book. Eva has to pretend to be Amarra and live her life. Which is harder than she expected. I felt how unfair her situation was and then the Weavers & Hunters. Both opposing sides that aren't good. The Weavers make Echo's like Eva, copies. The Hunters hunt Echo's because there not allowed to exist. I have to say the ending was what made me tear up & tore me up! You don't expect the love interest in the book. I was a bit surprised yet at the same time I felt it was right. I LOVED the scenes where she was saying good-bye to Amarra's brother & sister. Then the near escape then the price that her freedom cost. OH GOD! I couldn't take it, i was an emotional wreck! Overall, I LOVE,LOVE,LOVED this book!!! It is a MUST READ for ANYBODY!! I highly recommend you READ IT,LIKE NOW! It will surprise you, it will break you, and make you wonder! SO, 5/5 GOLDEN FEATHERS!!
My Thought's (Lisseth):
I have never heard this song, Stop Crying your Heart out by Oasis. BUT it was mentioned in the book & i liked the lyrics, so y not put it into the review! ENJOY =D
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