Happy Friday! Today I am participating in First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!
Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of…
What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
Series: The Hybrid Chronicles #1
Published on September 18, 2012 by HarperCollins
Genres: YA, Science Fiction
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I should not exist. But I do.
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. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .
For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.
“Addie and I were born into the same body, our souls’ ghostly fingers entwined before we gasped our very first breath.”
Kat Zhang’s The Hybrid Chronicles are some of my very favorite books, and I recently started (re)listening to the audiobook of What’s Left of Me, which is book one. The only downside is that the entire time I’m reading this one, I have the chorus of Nick Lachey’s What’s Left of Me stuck in my head.
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