Rating: * * * *
Publishers: Entangled Teen
(Jul 17 2014)
Paperback: 360 pages
FTC Disclosure: I received a free copy for my honest reviewI was born more than a thousand years ago. Put into a cryogenic tube at age seventeen, forgotten during a holocaust that decimated the world, I've finally been awakened to a more serene and peaceful future. But things at the hospital are new and strange. And it’s starting to scare me. Everyone is young. Everyone is banded and tracked. And everyone is keeping secrets. The cute geneticist Michael Bennett might be the only good thing in this crazy new world where “life is precious” but no one seems free to live it. The problem is, I don’t think he’s being totally honest with me, either. When I’m told only I can save the human race from extinction, it's clear my freeze didn’t avoid a dreadful fate. It only delayed the horror…
Mirror X is the type of book that stays with you long after you have finished it. I would catch myself thinking about the possibility of being cryogenically frozen and being woken up 1000 years later and being told that you were the only hope for mankind as a plague had wiped out 50% of the population and that the women were sterile. Wow! can you image being 17 and having this dumped on you.
While the book started off a bit slow, it quickly built to a twisty turny if a bit abrupt conclusion which will have you anticipating the release of book 2.
One of my main loves of the book was the technology and the world building. Really, really well done. And I must mention how much I loved the cover of this book.
My main gripe was the insta love---don't like it here or any any other novel I read. Yeah, I know she's a teenager but seriously. Would it hurt to take a few pages or a chapter even to let the feelings grow?
Overall, a pretty satisfying read and I'll definitely be back for more.