Beta – Rachel Cohn

On future Earth, the wealthy have created a luxurious island for themselves, complete with human clones for servants.  Elysia is a newly made teen clone – a test model.  She was told that her “First” had to die in order for her to be made.  She has no memories of the person she was cloned from.  When purchased to be a companion to a family’s teenaged son, memories of her former self begin to emerge as does her free will.  The story follows the common theme of the oppressed rising up to fight their oppressors.   The plot and characters are simplified as if written for the middle grades, except that the sexual content makes this more suitable for older teens.

NetGalley review       Publication date 10.16.12

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