Wainting on Wednesday #23: The Originals by Cat Patrick

Posted April 24, 2013 by Debby in Uncategorized

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.

Title: The Originals
Author: Cat Patrick
Release Date: May 7th, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
A riveting new story from Cat Patrick, author of Forgotten and Revived.

17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets… until they discovered a shocking family secret. They’re actually closer than sisters, they’re clones. Hiding from a government agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and a group mindset has always been a de facto part of life…

Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, a guy who seems to see into her very soul. As their relationship develops, Lizzie realizes that she’s not a carbon copy of her sisters; she’s an individual with unique dreams and desires, and digging deeper into her background, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have created. Goodreads

Okay, I kind of dislike the cover, but clones! And then individuality. I love that. Haven’t heard too much about this one yet, so I’m really curious!



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17 responses to “Wainting on Wednesday #23: The Originals by Cat Patrick

  1. I think Lizzie's struggle will feel similar to Mila's in Mila 2.0, which I enjoyed, so I am looking forward to this one! Great pick 🙂

  2. Hmmm. I don't know if I will like this one or not. I don't usually like books about clones or dual personalities. If I see some reviews though and people seem so be liking it, I'll give it a shot!

  3. I haven't read a book about clones before yet, so I'm not sure I'll like it, but I feel like the concept holds a lot of promise. I haven't seen any reviews for this yet either though, so I might wait and see a few more ratings before I really decide to read it. I've been let down by way too many new releases this year…
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  4. Judith

    Cat Patrick has the most original ideas ever! I've only read Forgotten which I was really disappointed with because it focused mostly on the romance (this girl's brain is wiped every night so it was insta love EVERY DAY). But I'm still really intrigued by the synopsis (CLONES!!!) so we'll see! 🙂