Sunday, August 3, 2014

Linked by Imogen Howson Review

Title: Linked
Author: Imogen Howson
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Series: Linked, book one
Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: A new novel seemingly with everything: psychic connections, twin sisters, space adventures, romance, and secrets--Linked promised a lot, but unfortunately, there were some errors that kept me from fully enjoying the story.

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Lissa has been having frightening visions. Visions of a young woman who looks exactly like her. And her parents, at the end of their rope, consent to do an operation on her to stop them. But on the night of her procedure, she realizes that these dreams--these visions--are real. And the girl in them happens to be her sister, her twin. Forced to protect her, Lissa leaves everything she knows behind.. And in doing so, realizes that the danger goes far beyond what she can see..

What I enjoyed:
-I liked the premise of this novel, a pair of twins connected by a telepathic link, on the run from a corrupt government
-Lissa, the girl who risks her life and everything she knows to protect the sister she had no idea even existed
-Lin, the strange girl who doesn't know the world like we do, driven by instincts she cannot control
-The pacing of the novel was good
-I liked the ending, and how it left an opening for a sequel

What could've been better:
-I couldn't really imagine the strange, futuristic world that the characters lived in, and it made the book difficult to get through
-Lissa's parents

Overall, Linked was a good book--not terrible, but not spectacular, either. Next on deck: Unravel by Imogen Howson!

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