Annotations for Dualed
Baker & Taylor
West Grayer, who lives in a world where every person has a twin, or Alt, and only one can survive to adulthood, and faces difficulties after receiving her notice to kill her Alt.
Findaway World Llc
You or your Alt? Only one will survive.The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate--a twin raised by another family--and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage--life.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. But then a tragic misstep shakes West's confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she's no longer certain that she's the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.From the Hardcover edition.
Random House Digital
The Hunger Games meets Matched in this high-concept thriller where citizens must prove their worth by defeating the other version of themselves--their twin.Two of you exist. Only one will survive.West Grayer is ready. She's trained for years to confront her Alternate, a twin raised by another family. Survival means a good job, marriage--life.But then a tragic misstep leaves West questioning: Is she the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future?If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from herself, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.Fast-paced and unpredictable, Elsie Chapman's suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a chilling, unforgettable world.Praise for Dualed: "A gripping, thought-provoking thriller that keeps your heart racing and your palms sweaty. . . . The kind of book Katniss Everdeen and Jason Bourne would devour." --Andrew Fukuda, author of the Hunt series "Full of unexpected turns. . . . Fans of the Divergent trilogy will want to read this imaginative tale." --VOYA "A fast ride from first to final pages, Dualed combines action and heart." --Mindy McGinnis, author of Not a Drop to Drink "Intense and swift, Dualed grabbed me by the throat and kept me turning pages all the way to the end. Romance and action fans alike will love it." --Elana Johnson, author of the Possession series "Stylish, frenetic, and violent, . . . the textual equivalent of a Quentin Tarantino movie."--Publishers Weekly "A double dose of intensity and danger in this riveting tale of survival, heartache, and love."--Kasie West, author of Pivot Point "This thought-provoking survival-of-the-fittest story will leave you breathless for more." --Ellen Oh, author of Prophecy "Clever suspense--here, stalking is a two-way street." --Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.