Review: Linked by Imogen Howson

Recommendations, Review, Sci-Fi
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Title: Linked
Series: Linked #1
Author: Imogen Howson
Publisher: Quercus
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis from Goodreads
For years, Elissa has suffered nightmarish visions and unexplained bruises. Finally, she’s promised a cure, and an operation is scheduled. But on the eve of the procedure, Elissa discovers the truth: she’s seeing the world through another girl’s eyes. A world filled with wires, machines and pain. Elissa follows her visions, only to find a battered, broken girl. A girl who looks exactly like her. A twin she never knew existed. Elissa and her twin Lin go on the run, but even after changing their looks and clothes, they’re barely a step ahead of the government agents who are ruthlessly tracking them down. For Lin and Elissa are too valuable to let go, and the dark truth at the heart of it all is too shocking to risk exposing..
This is by far the best book I have ever read. The genre of this book is thriller with elements of sci-fi and romance. We follow the story of a teenage girl who is suffering extreme nightmares and bears scars from them. We find out how these affect her life and how she resolves the terrible position she is in.
What first attracted me to this book were the intriguing front cover.
Elissa wakes each morning, having suffers terrible nightmares which she is physically scarred from and finds herself on a mission to find out why this is happening to her. This book thoroughly intrigued me, the tense moments in the story gripped me and kept me on the edge of my seat.
Born a twin Elissa’s identical sister was given away at birth as a spare. Elissa was unaware of this until her nightmares worsened. Her twin is being tortured for experiments in a space programme. Her fate would be to follow all the other ‘spares’ in the world ie unwanted children.
Elissa’s brother and his friend Cadan are on a space training programme and assist Elissa in her mission to save her and her twin from a deadly fate.
The hint of romance in this story kept me intrigued. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the sequel ‘UNRAVEL

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