What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
The Hybrid Chronicles, Book One

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Fans of Stephenie Meyer's The Host will enjoy What's Left of Me, Kat Zhang's shocking, thought-provoking, and emotionally charged story of two souls sharing one body.

What's Left of Me, the first book of the Hybrid Chronicles, is set in an alternate reality where everyone is born with two souls. But one soul is naturally dominant, and in early childhood, the other soul fades away.

That didn't happen for Addie and Eva. Now fifteen, Eva clings to life inside the body she shares with Addie, although she can no longer speak or even move.

Addie does everything she can to hide the presence of her sister soul. Eva's very existence is illegal. If their secret is revealed, it could mean death for both of them.

 

About Kat Zhang

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Kat Zhang is an English major at Vanderbilt University. She spends her free time performing spoken word poetry, raiding local bookstores, and plotting where to travel next. What's Left of Me is her first novel. You can visit her online at www.katzhangwriter.com.
 
Published September 18, 2012 by HarperCollins. 357 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction
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Like all children, Addie and Eva were born as two souls in the same body.

Apr 25 2012 | Read Full Review of What's Left of Me: The Hybrid...

The Bookbag

Eva no longer exists to them, but she’s still there, hiding inside a body that Addie controls, silent next to a mouth through which Addie speaks.

Oct 11 2012 | Read Full Review of What's Left of Me: The Hybrid...

City Book Review

When a girl in their class offers Eva the ability to move again, Eva wants nothing more than to do so, no matter the cost.

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Common Sense Media

When they meet another girl with two souls, Addie and Eva dare to break the longtime habits that have kept them safe, and they attract the attention of the government that wants to "cure" them once and for all.

Sep 18 2012 | Read Full Review of What's Left of Me: The Hybrid...

We Love This Book

Addie and Eva have hidden their secret for 16 years, but when they meet lively, lovely Hally and her brooding brother Devon, their secret and their safety are threatened.

Sep 27 2012 | Read Full Review of What's Left of Me: The Hybrid...

The Overflowing Library

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance.

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Project MUSE

Debut novelist Zhang makes the emotional complexity of two souls sharing a body feel deeply real, and she doesn't shy away from issues of privacy (Eva likes a boy Addie isn't wild about) and resentment (both girls' lives are immensely complicated by the others' mere existence) even as she complet...

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Buried Under Books

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance.

Sep 22 2012 | Read Full Review of What's Left of Me: The Hybrid...

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