Book Review: The Best of the Best (Replica #7)


Well hello there readers!

I hope you’re enjoying your August so far. I’m honestly ready for Autumn to get here, especially since the real feel yesterday was 123 degrees. I didn’t step outside for the entire day. I mean, would you? While I wait for summer to calm down, I’ve been reading up a storm.

I’m continuing my binge of the Replica series with Best of the Best (#7) by Marilyn Kaye

I’ve been enjoying this series overall and look forward to reading throughout the grad school semester when I can to maintain sanity.

Alright, let’s get into this book review!


Series Review Links

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

Book Review: Pursuing Amy (Replica #2)

Book Review: Another Amy (Replica #3)

Book Review: Perfect Girls (Replica #4)

Book Review: Secret Clique (Replica #5)

Book Review: And the Two Shall Meet (Replica #6)


When Adrian, an eight-year-old genius, suddenly goes missing, his fellow classmate, Amy, begins to look for him and discovers things about him that she never expected. Original.



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The Review

Hmm, so this wasn’t the best book in the series, but not the worst either.

This time Amy and her classmates are in an uproar on the new kid at school. He’s not some hunky dude, not even a movie star. No, he’s an eight year old boy! This kid has some serious brainpower that allowed him to skip a ton of grade levels, and when he struggles to fit in, Amy feels the need to help him adapt. But is there more to this kid than meets the eye? Is Amy getting more than she bargained for?

Man, did this novel have a lot of mystery. I mean, maybe too much considering how late the action/thriller vibe sets in. Still, I did enjoy the mystery of this young kid. The clues we get are far and few between, and it made things super difficult to gauge, which contributed to how fast I blazed through the pages.

I also don’t feel that we got enough resolution, which left this book feeling a bit incomplete. I would’ve preferred an extended novel if it meant a better ending of things.

Amy is trying to be a good Samaritan, and Tasha and Eric kind of get roped into her escapades. I do like the inherent goodness of Amy, but I actually felt she’s already learned this lesson in the third book with the other version of herself. The facts were different, and maybe that’s what confused her, but it would’ve been nice to see a newer personal struggle for her.

Overall, not horrible, I just wanted more. Fingers crossed the next one knocks it out of the ballpark!


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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