Book Review: Transformation (Replica #15)
I’m writing this post on my writer’s retreat, so I’m going to keep things short and sweet. (Yes, I know. Bad Jonny! But in order to move on with my next read, I just have to finish reviewing the last one completed first.)
This time I’m reviewing Transformation (Replica #15) by Marilyn Kaye.
I love this series, so let’s see how this one turned out!
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Meh. Not the best, but I didn’t hate it either.
Amy’s classmates are acting strange, and she’s determined to find out what it is. But with so many fads affecting them, can she narrow it down? Is she blowing things out of proportion or is there something more nefarious at work here?
Okay, so what I really enjoyed in this novel were all the 90s references. We’ve got people skating and skateboarding, trading shoelaces, chomping down on the most popular candy, and gushing about the last episode of the drama show everyone’s watching. The only things missing were maybe some pogs and Power Rangers, but I loved the references and the message underneath all the fads.
I felt really bad for Amy in this one. The problem was hidden in shades of grey that no one can seem to see through but her. At the same time, I think it’s about time she has a solo mission, so this was welcome.
I think what kind of killed the vibe for me was that the setting felt one-note. We mainly focus on the same locations with little differences in activity, so each scene felt similar to one another. The dialogue really drove this story, and while that can work for this book it just didn’t.
If you’re reading this series it may be best to skip this one, but I’m definitely still in it for the long haul.
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!