Beta by Rachel Cohn is a reality star cum clone story which is pretty shallow and tired. The location is quite possible--a terraformed island with special atmo and seawater for the elite to sizzle and rejuvenate. Only the uberrich can get there, and all the servants are cloned. Beta is what our main character is--a trial clone who is designed as an adolescent rather than adult. She is gorgeous and everything seems super, but she knows right away that something is wrong.
Don't miss the Hunger Games Thursday eve. in Carnegie's auditorium! Free!
OK, I promised 5 stars for Seraphina, but I am changing my mind now that I have read the entire book. 4.5 instead--it somehow almost made it to perfection, but not quite.
Seraphina, written by Rachel Hartman, is absolutely, purely, wonderful! I'm halfway through, and I'll review it next week.
Next month's feature film at Carnegie will be the much-acclaimed Hunger Games, based on the fantastic trilogy by Suzanne Collins! Rated PG13, this brand new release will keep you on edge and make you think. Join us for free refreshments and a terrific free movie on Thursday, September 6th, at 6 pm in the Carnegie auditorium.