Book Review: Perfect Girls (Replica #4)
Howdy Book Wranglers,
Hope you’re having a great summer of reads. It’s been scorching in KC lately, so maximum indoor time means more books!
Speaking of which, today I’m continuing my binge of the Replica series with Perfect Girls (Replica #4) by Marilyn Kaye.
Admittedly, I didn’t love the last book in this series, but that’s the thing with series. Some books won’t move you as much. I learned that while reading the entirety of the Animorphs saga.
So, did this one end up being better? Let’s find out!
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This was a pretty fun installment of this series and in my opinion, better than the last but not without some faults.
In this novel, Amy and Jeanine are the lucky winners of an essay competition and win a free trip to New York. Lucky for Amy, when her mom can’t go Tasha’s family springs at the opportunity for a trip. But soon after arriving, Amy has a fainting spell and finds herself in a hospital, one with staff that won’t allow her to leave. What is going on, and will she be able to escape before anything else happens to her?
Okay, so let’s get the quips out of the way. There’s a certain “did this really happen or not” trope that I really didn’t like. I found it unnecessary and it muddied the waters of what we can believe happened in this book. Why I have such a big issue with it is that on either side it should affect Amy in a certain way. On one hand, she would definitely seek out vengeance. On the other, it’s just an unfortunate mishap. Either way, it affects Amy’s character arc so it would’ve been more important to choose one reality rather than ignoring both possibilities. It shouldn’t have been glossed over.
Other than that, I had a ton of fun with this one. The stakes were a lot higher. I wish I could say more, but I can’t without giving too much away. Needless to say, this one is a nailbiter and a true test of Amy’s abilities. This one had a distinct thriller vibe that I ate right up, and I blazed through the book in no time.
And Amy. Poor, poor Amy. She’s definitely being forced to grow up faster than she’s ready to, and having to juggle with the decisions she had to make was relatable and kind of heartbreaking.
Despite this book’s shortcomings, I’m ready for more of this series and can’t wait to see what happens next!
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!