Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand

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Title: Imitation (Clone Chronicles #1)
Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Release Date: March 12th 2013
Publisher: Accendo Press
Source: Sent for review
Rating: ★★★

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Everyone is exactly like me. 
There is no one like me. 
The rough fabric of my cotton nightgown chafes so I lie very still. They say my discomfort comes from being built like one accustomed to niceties. How is that fair when I myself have never experienced anything but copies of the real thing? 
My entire life is an imitation. 
I am an Imitation. 
I’ve been here five years. Training. Preparing. Waiting.
And now I have a letter.
My assignment has begun. 
I am a prisoner.
I am not Raven Rogen.
I am here to die.
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My Review: 


I love science fiction stories that are about human cloning since it's almost always entertaining and it raises ethical and philosophical questions about cloning humans and what it truly means to be a human being. 

Imitation is set in the present, or at least twenty minutes into the future, where clones, (called Imitations) are bred and stored (separated by gender) in a huge facility called by the Imitations, Twig City. They are taught and trained to mimic and surveillance their Authentics, the humans they were modeled from, in order to be completely like them if they are needed to replace them at any time. 

Ven is modeled after Raven Rogen, the daughter of Titus, who controls and is the 'creator' of the cloning program. 

The book is short, only 272 pages and the author completes the first arc of the series without rushing through everything. The story felt longer and more drawn out than the 272 pages would suggest.

All in all, three stars. Solid plot. 

The sequel, Deviation, is out now, if you're interested. 

Have you read Imitation? What did you think? 



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