Stylish, frenetic, and violent, Chapman’s debut is the textual Dualed. Elsie Chapman. Random, $ (p) ISBN For the most part I enjoyed Elsie Chapman’s debut novel Dualed. It was fast paced, suspenseful, with good action sequences, and a small. The Hunger Games meets Matched in this high-concept thriller where citizens must prove their worth by defeating the other version of themselves—their.

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Should these issues have been addressed, Dualed could have easily been a four star read for me, but in the end, there are far too many holes in the world and the character de Upon finishing Dualedall I am overcome with is an overwhelming sense of complete and utter mediocrity. As it was, the story was presented in a black and white way, to get xualed reader rooting for West to kill her alt.

There is so much action and excitement. That said – the writing is talented and gripping, I just wish it told a story that was more sensible and e Great action and suspece brought down cuapman a eslie protagonist whose actions fail to match her priorities.

They were highly emotional and contained the kind of action I thought I would find in the rest of the book. Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt.

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Children’s Book Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman. Random, $ (p) ISBN

View all 5 comments. Partially, this suspense is maintained by the fact that Chapman definitely chapmzn herself one of the awesome authors not afraid to have good people die in nasty ways.

What about the Board, the people that are making her act against West the way she is? Born of Illusion by Teri Brown. At some point, you are activated and then you have chapmna days to kill your alt or be killed by it.

May 02, Ash Wednesday rated it did not like it Shelves: I elzie know how this book is a series Be still my duaked, because a guy who says stuff like the quote below? In fact, the ending wrapped things up so well that I feel like I have no idea where the sequel will even begin. However, it is these same qualities that hcapman cause a faction of readers to push away dualex Dualed. It happens pretty early on in the book, and the scenes where West is acting in this capacity are among my least favorite.


You may tell me I looked too far into the world-building to come across the above few points, when I really should have been “having fun and going along with the ride”, but I find it quite difficult to “have fun and go along with the ride” when the roller-coaster I’m riding on is bumpy and has dualfd holes in its tracks.

Droemer Knaur, April West, could be a young, female, Jason Bourne. Chord is a family friend who has lived 5 houses down for most of West’s life. She’s at war with herself, and I’m not talking about her Alt. Read reviews that mention hunger games elsie chapman kill their alt main character west grayer world building felt like fast paced looking forward best friend friend chord city of kersh twin raised year old dystopian novels even though edge of my seat action packed brother luc west and chord.

Also, if you’re interested in reading a book that features a real female assassin, lesie is your book! Dualed is a book that I wanted as soon as I heard the summary.

Dualed by Elsie Chapman

If you’d like to contact me, please find me at my website or on twitter. My house has become a trap, a potential converging point that ninety-seven times out of a hundred is not going to end well for the Alt who comes home. When West gets her assignment, she’s already been mentally broken. Survival means a good job, marriage—life. How long was the cold vaccine put through human test trials?

After that, th 2. There are elements of the story that are interesting, although also quite disturbing. Is she the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future? Granted, I read an ARC so it can change.


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There’s a lot of action, it’s fast paced, and I like how West isn’t all that likeable. A genetic twin of someone you love kills your only living family member, how do you look at that person again let alone love them?

Of course I saw it being mentioned on GR’s, but there’s always books that will not be read, because time will never be enough for all of them. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. chhapman

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They’ve known each other all their lives, but just now slsie the time to realize that they’re in love? I’m not sure I would have handled things any better, but I like to think I would have. In this city every child is born with an identical twin.

Yes, it is mentioned that some people aren’t very happy with hcapman of the Board’s methods, but never talk of an uprising, and the main character herself never questions the unethical methods of the Board. Lackluster Romance Boring romance.

Every single moment, from when she entered the secret world of assassins, or strikers, to receiving her assignment and seeing her own other self for the first time – you can see it.

On en rencontre plusieurs dans l’intrigue. I want to understand her motivations and frustrations and I wasn’t able to do that until I put the book down and started writing this review. The book just dropped off as soon as West got her assignment to kill her Alt and the readers are left wondering why that was the least exciting part of the whole book.

Will chapmwn NOT continue on with this series. Would you be more successful if you just had different parents?

Two of you exist.