by JeanaDawn | November 26th, 2013 | Tuesday at 08:33 | No Comments
Author: Stacey Kade
Publication Info: Hyperion
Age Recommendation: 14+
Annotation: Ariane Tucker is living a lie. Part-human and part-NOT-human, she must follow five simple rules to keep any and all attention away from her. Rule number one: Never trust anyone. Zane Bradshaw is floating through life on the fringes of the “It” crowd. He doesn’t like the way his friends are, but really, what can he do to change that? An answer presents itself when Ariane Tucker becomes their next target.
I had heard absolutely nothing about this book before I read it so I went into it not knowing what to expect.
The story is told from a dual first-person perspective from both Ariane and Zane. I really like this perspective because unlike regular first-person, you’re not left totally in the dark trying to figure out what the other main character is thinking. Ariane was raised in a lab until she was six years old when her “father” helps her escape. He gives her five rules to follow:
1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.
Ariane manages to follow these rules without consequence until those around her start getting bullied by the granddaughter of the man that had kept her prisoner in the lab, Rachel Jacobs. Ariane decides that enough is enough and her human emotions trigger very un-human responses.
Zane has been part of Rachel’s crowd since Kindergarten, but has gradually been distancing himself from the group’s activities. When Ariane becomes a target, Zane decides enough is enough and approaches Ariane with a double crossing solution. Against her better judgement, Ariane agrees.
Together they find true friendship, attraction, and the one person that the other can trust, no matter what.
There is just the right amount of action, mystery, and romance to make this book a well rounded YA Sci-fi novel. I think this is part of a series, and I look forwarded to reading more of Project Paper Doll.