June 20, 2020

Stylish, frenetic, and violent, Chapman’s debut is the textual Dualed. Elsie Chapman. Random, $ (p) ISBN For the most part I enjoyed Elsie Chapman’s debut novel Dualed. It was fast paced, suspenseful, with good action sequences, and a small. The Hunger Games meets Matched in this high-concept thriller where citizens must prove their worth by defeating the other version of themselves—their.

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The powerful, raw world of Kersh pulled me in and refused to let go. Full of action, suspense, and unexpected romance, this is a book that makes you think. What kind of society wants every adult to be a murderer?

How far would you go to protect those you love? Would you be more successful if you just had different parents? Dualed is one of those fantastic reads where you turn the last page and then turn to the chpman next to you to begin talking about it. Aside from steadfast Chord, year-old West has no one.

The relationship between Chord and West develops realistically enough. Despite the uneven pacing of this debut, the subject matter will attract readers who appreciate especially harsh dystopian settings and situations.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for xhapman product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Hunger Games meets Matched in this high-concept thriller where citizens must prove their worth by defeating the other version of themselves—their twin.

Two of you exist. Only one will survive. West Grayer is ready. She’s trained for years to confront her Alternate, a twin raised by another family. Survival means a good job, marriage—life. But then a tragic misstep leaves West questioning: Is she the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future? If elsir is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from herself, but also from love.

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Fast-paced and unpredictable, Elsie Chapman’s suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a chilling, unforgettable world. The kind of book Katniss Everdeen and Jason Bourne would devour. Fans of the Divergent trilogy will want to read this imaginative tale. Romance and action fans alike will love it. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

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Children’s Book Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman. Random, $ (p) ISBN

Please try again later. In Dualedwe are brought into Kersh: Every set of twins or Alts are separated at birth hatching? They never meet until the time comes for them to hunt down and kill their clone upon their activation.

You see, the Board teaches that the survival of Kersh depends upon the strength of its population, so only those who kill their Alts are worthy of living there. This world-building is interesting, but it left me hungering for more.

It seemed like there were holes in the story and zip-aheads you know, when you fast forward in time – roll with it that confused me a bit. When it came to other aspects of the story, I could suspend disbelief enough to believe Kersh wanted to be a land of killers, but I wanted to read more about why the Board activated certain individuals when they did.

I also wish there would have been more showing of the parents and how they dealt with the loss of one child, but having another walking around, genetically the same. The writing itself in Dualed was gripping, but I did have a bit of trouble connecting with the characters.

West Grayer is a young girl surrounded by death and loss, and I think she is a fair representation of that. She is withdrawn and pushes away anyone who attempts to get close to or help her. I think this included me. However, West was fascinating to observe I never felt like I was there with her like I do in many booksand I enjoyed her interactions with Chord.

My favorite thing about her was the doubt she felt about being the worthy one, being as she was a hired assassin for other people’s Alts. As for West’s Alt, I wish I could have known her a little better. We were only given brief glimpses of her life, and mystery does not always translate to villainy. After it’s all said and done, I have to applaud Elsie Chapman for Dualed. There were times that I was left scratching my head because of the pace, but I never felt the urge to put the book down.

I think the strange and broken future world that saw kids killing kids on the streets kept my attention trained so completely upon it. I knew from a few chapters into the book that it may not be for me, but Chapman had me and wasn’t going to let me go.


And though I know that Dualed ‘s sequel, Dividedwill be coming out next year, I found the ending to be completely satisfying. I’m a huge fan of Old School science fiction’s open endings, but that’s not the case with Dualed. I can’t imagine that any readers will be left standing at the edge of a cliff begging for book 2 because of how it all wraps up. Teen or adult reader alike, I think you should read the book for yourself.

It’s so fast and action-packed, it’s likely you will forget that you are reading. It has in no way affected the outcome. All opinions expressed are rambling, honest, and completely my own.

Lillian Mom with a Reading Problem. If only I was warned before reading Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Dualed by Elsie Chapman is book one of a new YA dystopian series.

Once active, West will have one month to kill her Alt, a genetic twin raised by another family.

The world West lives in is a world that only the strong survive so that the city can be protected at all times.

Okay so I’m torn. There were some aspects I really liked about this story and some I really didn’t understand and loathed. Let’s start with what I liked.

I liked the premise of this story. Every person born in Kersh is born with an Alt, a genetically identical twin, who at some point between the ages of ten and twenty you will be instructed to kill.

There is no escaping this. When you become Active, a numerical code tattoos itself on your eyes so everyone knows duales you are active.

Book Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman

This code acts as a tracker and disappears only when you or your Alt is dead. If you fail to kill your Alt at the end of thirty-one days, you both die. Good incentive to kill right? I rlsie this was a perfect set-up for the main characters to revolt against the system Instead during the very beginning, Luc, West’s older brother who is still Idle, is killed during a friend’s active battle.

To me, that just gives more incentive to fight the system, but again no! West unable to deal with her grief and scared to face her own Alt when the time comes becomes a striker. In other words, she becomes an assassin, killing other Active Vualed for money.

Granted this is illegal and against the system, but still she’s a killer and she doesn’t seem to mind it. I found this an irredeemable trait of the main character. I couldn’t sympathize or empathize with her struggles at all!

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