I first discovered Rachel Vincent when I heard her speak on a panel at the RWA conference in 2009. Afterward, I looked her up and devoured her Shifters series. From then on, I eagerly anticipated anything she put out.
Her latest is Brave New Girl. I LOVE the cover! It corresponds to a scene from the book, which means they must have done a photo shoot specifically for the cover. (Can we say author bucket list?) Anyway, I thought the cover was really cool and I liked the title, a play on Huxley’s Brave New World. (My English lit background is showing.)
The novel tackles the idea of cloning–creating humans who are perfectly suited to their jobs. Dahlia 16 is the main character and she is one of 5000 in her genome class, so she shares her face with 4,999 other girls. However, everything changes when she meets Trigger 17 and a forbidden relationship develops, threatening her (and her 4,999 sisters) very existence.
That’s all I’m going to say about the book because I hate spoilers! I thoroughly enjoyed it, though. The only thing I’m disappointed about is that I didn’t realize it’s the first in a series! I have no idea when the next one comes out. I’m a fast reader, so I prefer to wait until all the books in a series are out so I can read them back-to-back.
Brave New Girl (and everything else by Rachel Vincent) is definitely worth reading.