Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Strange New World by Rachel Vincent -ADVISABLE

Strange New World (Brave New World, #2) by Rachel Vincent, 357 pages.  Delacorte Press, 2018.  $18.  

Content: Language: PG-13 (12 swears); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.  



Dahlia 16 and Trigger 17 have escaped Lakeview, a cloning facility, and learned that outside of Lakeview clones are used as servants.  Dahlia also quickly learns that she wasn’t meant to be a clone, because there is a girl named Waverly who is considered an “individual” but is Dahlia’s clone as well.  Waverly is famous and Waverly’s mother will do anything to protect her daughter, but for health reasons Dahlia could be useful.  A bargain is struck that if Dahlia will help Waverly, then Waverly’s mother will protect Dahlia’s clones back at Lakeview, but as Dahlia becomes entrenched in Waverly’s life she realizes that not only are her clones not safe but neither are all clones.  

This sequel to Brave New World was well done and I enjoyed all the characters.  The dystopian situation of clones made me think about the value of being an individual.  The content is mild make-out sessions and the threat of violence.  Make sure you read both books in order, or this book will not make sense. 

C. Peterson        

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