Man, oh man, this was quite the fascinating read. Quick paced, this book was unlike other horror-esque novels I have read recently. Although I often steer clear of horror, this came across my radar as a book about clones. I can’t remember why I decided to pick it up, as that was quite some time ago, but now that I’ve spent the time on it that this book deserves, I’m so glad I did.
Emma goes to a boarding school in Vermont (eek! books about Vermont!). It’s a prestigious place, so while clones in general are under much scrutiny from the goverment, it’s not a surprise to the students who attend Darkwood to find out that some of the more prestigious members of their community have been cloned. The six clones of Darkwood students arrive on campus at the start of Emma’s Junior year. The relationships, both between clones and non-clone members of society are uncomfortable and eerie throughout the book, and the whole time I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the other shoe to drop. The sinister feelings pervaded almost every page.
I really enjoyed how the story continued to unfold, with Emma uncovering more and more secrets as she goes along. What secretive elements were obvious about the book were made up for by the actual twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. I’m looking forward to reading the sequel, which was published recently in 2019.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.