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Linked

Book - 2013 | First edition
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When Elissa's nightmarish visions and inexplicable bruises lead to the discovery of a battered twin sister on the run from government agents, Elissa enlists the help of an arrogant new graduate from the space academy.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781442446564
1442446560
Branch Call Number: YA FIC SF
Characteristics: 359 pages ; 22 cm

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CASSIE ERIN KELLEY
Sep 25, 2018

'Linked' is a fascinating look at a world where twins aren't what we think of today. It was well-written and the small look at such a large society, controlled strictly by the government, is a harrowing peek into what our own society could be. As seen in the novel, that much power can, and usually does, corrupt. This book also looks at how there can be legal loopholes in lawmaking.

Elissa had a point when she thought that the kind of governmental control was great when you're following all their rules, but when you get out of line, the complete and total control they can have is frightening. This book inspires thought on politics and governmental powers while taking you on a wild ride across a Star System with interesting, realistic characters who are still figuring themselves out.

I gave the book three stars because I'm not a big fan of Sci-fi, but this is worth reading if you enjoy looking a bit into the future and what could be. I would recommend this to people wanting an interplanetary space adventure coupled with a bit of romance and a lot of family drama. It's a good read, just not my usual interest.

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jomac_05
Jul 27, 2014

I NEED THE SEQUEL, NOW.

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oboechica88
Dec 05, 2013

Overall the book was extremely well written - the characters are fleshed out, their relationships are all believable, there’s epic space battles, a dash of romance, government conspiracies, ESP, AND a potential set up for a sequel, although it ends in a place that could just end the book. I could not recommend it more highly! For the full review, head to my blog at OboeChica Books (so long and thanks for all the fish).

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Futuregohangurl
Oct 17, 2013

a very interesting book from the start. i would recommend this to anyone that likes sci fi dystopian books. its set in another world but its very dystopian. i eagerly await the next book in this series

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