May 30, 2015

4 Star Review: Duplicity by N.K. Traver + #Giveaway @NKTraver

Title: Duplicity
Author: N.K. Traver
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Genre: Teen, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Date: March 17th 2015
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon

In private, seventeen-year-old Brandon hacks bank accounts just for the thrill of it. In public, he looks like any other tattooed bad boy with a fast car and devil-may-care attitude. He should know: he’s worked hard to maintain that fa├žade. With inattentive parents who move constantly from city to city, he’s learned not to get tangled up in things like friends and relationships. So he’ll just keep living like a machine, all gears and wires.

Then two things shatter his carefully-built image: Emma, the kind, stubborn girl who insists on looking beneath the surface – and the small matter of a mirror reflection that starts moving by itself. Not only does Brandon’s reflection have a mind of its own, but it seems to be grooming him for something—washing the dye from his hair, yanking out his piercings, swapping his black shirts for … pastels. Then it tells him: it thinks it can live his life better, and it’s preparing to trade places.

And when it pulls Brandon through the looking-glass, not only will he need all his ill-gotten hacking skills to escape, but he’s going to have to face some hard truths about who he’s become. Otherwise he’ll be stuck in a digital hell until he’s old and gray, and no one will even know he's gone.

I really enjoyed reading this one. It reminded me of the matrix with the computers with a bit of a thriller twist to it with the "duplicates". I am extremely glad that I received a copy of this for review from the wonderful publishers. 

The characters were relate-able, and the voices were believable. I absolutely loved the characters and the story and it blended well together, that's what was great about it. The author created this world where you feel as if it could be real and it made me feel as if I was there watching all this unfold. I especially liked the ending. The author made it feel as if it could continue but didn't leave it wide open for the sequel in case it didn't. It did draw the whole story together nicely and left you thinking about what happens next.

Disclaimer: *I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

As a freshman at the University of Colorado, N.K. TRAVER decided to pursue Information Technology because classmates said “no one could make a living” with an English degree. It wasn’t too many years later Traver realized it didn’t matter what the job paid—nothing would ever be as fulfilling as writing. Programmer by day, writer by night, it was only a matter of time before the two overlapped. Duplicity is Traver's first novel.

Find N.K.: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

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Bethany Macielag said...

the weather is sunny and a little bit humid

Books And Authors Spot said...

Ohhh, I dig this!!! Absolutely adding this to my TBR, I haven’t heard of this before but the premise is definitely something that would interest me. I Love sci-fi.

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