Linked Book Review

LINKEDLinked by Imogen Howson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Published: June 11, 2013

Pages: 368


When Elissa learns her telepathic twin is the subject of government experiments, the girls find themselves on the run with secrets worth killing for in this futuristic, romantic thriller. Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. Now, all she has is nightmarish visions and unexplained bruises. Finally, she’s promised a cure, and a surgery is scheduled. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the truth behind her visions: She’s seeing the world through another girls eyes. A world filled with pain and wires and weird machines. Elissa follows her visions, only to find a battered, broken girl on the run. A girl Lin who looks exactly like Elissa, down to the matching bruises. A twin she never knew existed.
Elissa helps Lin evade the government agents who are ruthlessly tracking her down, but they’re struggling to avoid capture, and soon Elissa is forced to turn to the only person who can help: Cadan, her brothers infuriating, arrogant best friend, and new graduate of the SFI space flight academy. Cadan is their one chance at safety. But Lin is too valuable to let go, and Elissa has knowledge that is too dangerous. The government will stop at nothing to get them back.
My Thoughts:This book had a great science fiction world that was futuristic and really fun to read about. The writing was amazingly vivid and descriptive. Everything the author wrote about I could picture perfectly in my mind, which helped a lot since the world and its technology are complex. Another part that I loved was the romance in the book. It was very slow to build and the romantic tension between the two of them made it feel real.

The relationship between the twins is also really great. They do not really understand each other and since they have just met it’s hard for them to act as sisters or even friends right away. The way that they grow together and form that sisterly bond was also very real and I admired them for how they looked past the others flaws and quickly developed a deep love for each other.

The world in the book is really cool. There is futuristic technology, spaceships, different planets that the people live on, and most of the book even takes place in outer space. I have never read a book like that and it was fun to read about their troubles on the spaceship and the problems between the different planets. The book was a great start to a series, and even if you are a person who does not like to read series, this book wraps up in a way that it could be a great standalone. I really enjoyed this book and can not wait for the rest of the books in the series to come out.

Rating: 4 Stars / 5 Stars

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