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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Review: The Lost Girl


The Lost Girl
 Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination – an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her ‘other’, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known – the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love – to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive ..



Source: Publisher for an honest review ( Thanks Random House!)

My Thoughts:
I need to make something very clear.... I don't enjoy reading sad and/or depressing books that break your heart.I just don't like those types of books and usually stop reading them midway  because I just can't take all the sadness and then I go into depression for the next few days and my mood becomes something like this...




And then I become very philosophical .....



I knew The Lost Girl wasn't going to be a mindless teen romance and I still wanted to give it a shot!

The Lost Girl sucks you in from the first page itself and doesn't let you go till the very end and in the end you want more.You want the characters to get a happy ending.Even though the chances of a happy ending are very LOW you still wish it with all your heart and that shows that you've connected with the characters and have formed a strong bond with them.

I experienced a range of emotions while reading this book and that hasn't happened for a long time.This book makes you wonder.....

What  makes a person human? What makes a thing a monster ?What makes a person unnatural?

Eva is an amazing character. I formed a bond with her easily and really look upto her. She feels helpless but you never ever feel that she's pathetic. That's something that I don't see in female protagonists anymore.She's a type of protagonist that females can look upto.

Sean is also a great character. I'M TEAM SEAN FTW! In this novel there wasn't much hope for romance and romance is not the focus of this novel but if it was I would be campaigning for Sean.He's always supportive of Eva and he treats her like a human being.

Ray is a character I'm not very fond of,so I don't want to talk about him.

The secondary characters were amazing! Especially Amarra's siblings.They were so cute!

One thing I would like to point out is the fact that parts of this novel take place in India.Usually the portrayal of India is always off but not in this novel. I can see that the author actually knows what she's talking about and hasn't dug up information from Wikipedia.

Overall,This book broke my heart . When I had read only three chapters,I was touched,disgusted and happy at the same time and this wide spectrum of emotions continued throughout the novel. If there is a sequel I will definitely be in line for it.

 Note: You need to read the author bio. It really made me laugh!

My Rating:
4/5
This book is an experience!

10 comments:

  1. Wow! The minute you said sad and depressing, I was already in and the fact that you ended up liking the book is an added advantage! Awesome review and I'm definitely adding The Lost Girl to my TBR! Thanks for sharing! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  2. I knew this one was going to be a good one and I am even more happy to check it out now :) Thanks for the honest review

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  3. I definitely know what you mean about depressing books. I've read several lately and has to say "Enough!". I'm happy Lost Girl is worth the sadness. It seems like a lovely story. Excellent review!

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  4. Fabulous review!! I personally love really intense books, and I've been wanting to read The Lost Girl for a long time! I totally can't wait to read this!! Thanks! :)

    Ashley @ BookNook

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  5. I LOVED this book and I too felt a range of emotions while reading this book. Glad you liked it. It was one of my favorite books this year. :)
    Great Review! :)

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  6. This one sounds really intense and your review made me very curious about the story! I bought it recently and now I'm even more excited to read it :) Great review!

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  7. Ooh! I love this review-- and I'm totally dying to read this one, because seriously? What makes someone a monster? What makes someone human? I WILL DIE IF I DON'T READ THIS ONE SOON. I also love it when secondary characters are fleshy too-- it shows you that the author really thought about the story when she was writing it-- that she wanted people to think it was an experience. As for India usually being wrongly portrayed, I have no clue. I've never been there. ;)

    Loves,
    Megan@The Book Babe

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  8. There are so many great aspects; India, no overwhelming romance and a good MC. I have this book waiting for me on the shelves and I can't wait to get started in the new year! Great review :)

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  9. Oh I've had this book for sometime now, despite reading some great reviews for it I wasn't really sure about it, but your review has definitely convinced me to pick it up soon! Brilliant review! :)

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  10. I'm not a huge fan of sad books either. The gifs you put are exactly my feelings after reading them! But I love how you said this book was an experience. I think I need to read it even if it is sad.

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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