Book Review: Amy, Number Seven (Replica #1)


Hey there doppelgangers and body doubles,

How’s it hanging?

I’m settling into my temporary living situation nicely. One thing I’m especially grateful for is how much cooler it is temperature wise. I had some issues with the A/C clunking out at the old place, and since I’m not a summer person it felt quite hellish at times. All right, back to the post at hand. I read another book!

This time I read Amy, Number Seven (Replica #1) by Marilyn Kaye

My TBR’s preconceived trajectory has recently been shaken at its core, and this is yet another example of that. I’ve had this on my TBR forever, but when I read a free sample of the first pages recently I was instantly hooked. I’ve also got a theory that the TV Show Orphan Black was adapted from this book series, but the internet refuses to confirm it. I will prove it one day! *shakes fist*

So, how did this read shape up? Let’s find out!



Amy Candler is the perfect 12-year-old girl. She can do anything. She knows everything. But Amy doesn’t have all the answers to the mystery of her past. All she knows is that her recurring nightmares seem so real. That her crescent-shaped birthmark wasn’t there yesterday. That a strange man is taking photos of her. That her mother is acting weird. That someone is sending her anonymous warnings to keep her talents a secret. Slowly Amy is piecing together her identity, but she’d better hurry.



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The Review

Holy mackerel, this book was a ton of fun and then some!

In this novel we follow a young girl named Amy. In the past she’s been a typical middle school student, but lately that seems to be changing. Recurring nightmares, a strange man taking photos of her, even her mom is acting strange. But more disturbing than any of that, Amy can do anything she sets her mind to with absolute perfection, even things she’s never tried before. What’s going on with her? Can she figure it out before her life falls apart?

I know I’ve said it before, but this book is amazing! So many things just worked for it.

Amy was a fun main character to follow around. She’s curious, headstrong, and questions authority, all traits that I really enjoyed seeing, especially at this series’ time of publication. She had a ton of progression and really wrestled with some inner and outer demons in this book.

Her mom and best friend Tasha were also well developed, and even the snotty nemesis Jeanine was a fun character to see Amy interact with.

The writing was super easy to read and flowed expertly. I didn’t want to put this book down, and when I did I missed it.

The plot was a roller coaster of mystery. On one hand, there’s the strange ability Amy seems to have. Then you’ve got her mom and other people around her acting weird. It created this really nice balance of curious things. I will admit that some of the clues and revelations seemed a little obvious, but I had an absolute blast. In fact, I loved it so much I bought the next four books. I can’t wait to continue this fun thrilling series!


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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