Saturday, October 17, 2015

Generation by Heather Hildenbrand

Agh! Heather Hildenbrand's final title in the Clone Chronicles trilogy is out! I have been waiting on pins and needles to see how this story was going to end!

Warning, spoilers ahead! If you haven't read both Imitation and Deviation stop here!

Ven awakens to find herself trapped in the bowels of Twig City with two other Ravens. It's been six months since Titus brought her here and in those six months a lot has changed, giving Titus the upper hand against Ven and the other Imitations. Even worse, Titus has been using the Ravens' blood to try and find the variables allowing for so much deviation amongst the Imitations in hopes of finally eliminating the issue. 

But the Imitations still in Twig City have started to act out, attacking their overseers and giving Ven hope that they may still have a chance to take Titus down once and for all. The first step: escaping Twig City and reuniting with the others. Fortunately, it looks like Ven might just have an ally inside.

When we left Ven it looked like all hope was lost. She was captured, the other escaped Imitations had just been killed in the warehouse explosion, and she had no way of letting her friends know what happened - if they were even still alive.

But Titus's agenda is just the first thing that allows hope for our heroine - he's found a use for her and has put off killing her at least temporarily. And this is where Generation begins, with Ven waking up six months after the events of Deviation.

Poor Ven! She deserves a break. It's been a trying time for her and her friends what with the constant fear of being discovered and killed, losing even more friends and loved ones, etc. But Ven has held onto her hope and humanity in spite of it all, guided by her determination to finally see the Imitations liberated.

If you're a fan of the previous two, you no doubt are already chomping at the bit to read Generation. It's always a shame to say goodbye to characters you've come to know and love, but I promise you will not be disappointed with Hildenbrand's finale.

Rating: 4/5

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