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!)
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!
This book is an experience!