Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine which highlights the upcoming books we're most anticipating.

This week I'm looking forward to:

By: Stefanie Gaither
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

When Cate Benson was a kid, her sister, Violet, died. Two hours after the funeral, Cate’s family picked up Violet’s replacement. Like nothing had happened. Because Cate’s parents are among those who decided to give their children a sort of immortality—by cloning them at birth—which means this new Violet has the same smile. The same perfect face. Thanks to advancements in mind-uploading technology, she even has all of the same memories as the girl she replaced.

She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school.

At least, that’s what the paparazzi and the anti-cloning protestors want everyone to think: that clones are violent, unpredictable monsters. Cate is used to hearing all that. She’s used to defending her sister, too. But Violet has vanished, and when Cate sets out to find her, she ends up in the line of fire instead. Because Cate is getting dangerously close to secrets that will rock the foundation of everything she thought was true.

In a thrilling debut, Stefanie Gaither takes readers on a nail-biting ride through a future that looks frighteningly similar to our own time and asks: how far are you willing to go to keep your family together?

This book is like The Good Son meets The Island. The idea of clones is just so strange and intriguing to me. I don't know why (because I know it is probably not super ethical) but I always wonder what kind of world would create and need/utilize clones.
But you guys, seriously, let's never make clones. It's not cool man.


  1. Too bad I already made a clone of you... And then set it free into the world.

    Also, the screaming shadow on the cover is super cool. It reminds me of the cover for Kat Zhang's What's Left of Me.

    Axie @ Books are Bread

  2. I loved The Island! I also have an idea for a clone book I've always wanted to write. I find it fascinating to contemplate. I'm not totally against it. I always wanted to clone my cat but it was like 50 grand and then the company stopped doing it. But this sounds very interesting! I am curious what all the secrets and scandal will be!

    My WOW

  3. Ooh I love the idea of this book. I've only ever read one other book about clones (The Originals) but I did enjoy it. Great pick.
    Here's mine: