Summary (from Goodreads):
“I should not exist. But I do.
Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .
For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.”
I enjoyed this book well enough and I think if I hadn’t read it right after I read The Diviners, I would have absolutely adored it.
The mythology in this series is fantastic, and I hope the second book will delve more into the history: why are there hybrids and why is it something to fear/get rid of? And obviously, I really want more of Addie and Eva (and more of Eva and Ryan!). The last few pages are absolutely breathtaking; it’s like the bulk of the book’s action is crammed into the last few chapters and especially the last 10-20 pages. Which is not to say that the rest of the book is boring, because that isn’t at all true. It’s just that the most of the book is dealing more with setting things up and making you care about the characters. (This isn’t a complaint; I like it when authors take the time to make me care about the people in the books.)
Recommended, and I am excited for the second book.