~ Synopsis ~
Until a month ago, eighteen-year-old Ven had never set foot outside the windowless warehouse where she was created. An Imitation of Raven Rogen, Ven spent her days confined in the lab, studying videos of her Authentic, all so she could step into Raven’s life at a moment’s notice.
Now, Ven lives in Raven’s penthouse apartment, kisses Raven’s boyfriend, and obeys every order from Raven’s dad, Titus Rogen—the very man who created her. But Ven has a secret plan. She doesn’t want Raven’s life. She wants her own.
In the action-packed sequel of Imitation, Ven wages a dangerous war against Titus. First she’ll free herself, then she’ll free every last Imitation. . . .
~ Review by Angela ~
I have been on pins and needles waiting for this book. I absolutely loved Imitation and couldn’t wait for more of the series. Well. I was not disappointed at all with this book, but now I have to wait for the next one. Why? Because Heather broke me. Yep. She did. She took this series to the next level and I can’t think about anything else but what has happened and what is yet to come. I have other books that I am attempting to read, but I can not get my brain to stop thinking about Ven. And Linc. And Daniel. And the rest of the Imitations.
My heart absolutely breaks for Ven in this installment. She is so desperate to help her friends while keeping herself alive. She doesn’t have many people that she can trust. And her forbidden love with Linc? Oh man. Heather Hildenbrand captured all of the emotions and suspense and urgency of Ven and I was able to feel all of it. I was so captivated by the story that I stayed up all night to read it. I couldn’t NOT stay up and finish it. I absolutely, positively had to keep reading it come hell or high water. I’m glad I did, but damn; I’m broken. Heather took my heart and my mind hostage starting with Imitation and continuing the torture with Deviation. She’s not going to release them until this series is finished. And maybe not even then. This series is one that you can’t help but be enthralled with as you have no idea where it’s going to take you. All I know is that I love roller coaster rides and this is one that isn’t for the faint of heart. I give Deviation 5 books.
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Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me.
Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she’s never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face. Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they’re needed—to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now.
When there is an attack on Raven’s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven’s world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she’s never met?
Fans of Cinder, The Selection and Sara Shepard’s Lying Game series will love Imitation, a thrilling, action-packed novel sure to keep readers guessing until the very last page.
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~ About Heather Hildenbrand ~
Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. (She’s only slightly socially awkward as a result.) Since 2011, she’s published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places. Her most frequent hobbies are riding motorcycles and avoiding killer slugs.
Heather is also a publishing and success coach bent on equipping and educating artists who call themselves authors. She loves teaching fellow writers how to create the same freedom-based lifestyle she enjoys. For more information visit www.phoenixauthorink.com and find out how to create your own Outrageous Life.
She is represented by Rebecca Friedman. You can find out more about Heather and her books at www.heatherhildenbrand.com.
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Other titles by Heather Hildenbrand:
Dirty Blood (book 1, the Dirty Blood series)
Cold Blood (book 2, Dirty Blood series)
Blood Bond (book 3, Dirty Blood series)
Blood Rule, (book 4, Dirty Blood series)
Across the Galaxy
A Risk Worth Taking
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