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The Similars: Book Review

The Similars

(The Similars #1)

Expected publication: January 1st 2019

RATING: ★★★★½

4.5 out of 5 stars 


When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend’s face each day in class. The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. Who are these six clones? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? Who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emma couldn’t care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi—Oliver’s exact DNA replica and one of the Similars. Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, but she keeps getting pulled deeper and deeper into their clique, uncovering dark truths about the clones and her prestigious school along the way. But no one can be trusted…not even the boy she is falling for who has Oliver’s face.


Pages: 352 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Series? Yes, this is the first book in the series.

MY REVIEW OF The Similars: 

Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for sending me a copy of The Similars! 

Young Adult – Science Fiction

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This is one of those books that I gave a higher rating purely because it kept me entertained during the entire time that I was reading it. 

This book was light and easy to read as it is a Sci-Fi Dystopian (set in the future) without a lot of world building. The biggest thing that this book has going on is the sheer number of characters. But even with all of the characters, it is very easy to keep them all straight without getting them confused. 

This follows Emmaline who is a high school student at Darkwood Academy. Emmaline is a very likable character, but as a whole we don’t get told much about who she is. Her best friend has just passed away and there are six clones who are coming to the school and the call themselves The Similars.

This book did have some political aspects but it was still for the most part a light read that will keep you turning pages as the story envelops you into the day to day life at Darkwood Academy. With futuristic touches and high tech gadgetry this book is fun to read purely for the dystopian feel it gives. 

About 3/4 of the way through, the book picks up a lot of speed, and there is a fantastic plot twist at the end! I am already looking forward to the second book in the series because of the plot twist. 

I would recommend this book to teens and adults of all ages!

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Sarah June

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