Clone Three

Clone Three

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by Patti Larsen
     
 

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Clone Three wakes in a decaying city she is sure doesn't match the one she came from. If only she could remember. She has a purpose at least--she must find her fellow clones, and the statue whose image is embedded in her mind. But she is lost, surrounded by a dead and crumbling metropolis, fought over by those who have been altered by the illness that has ravaged

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Clone Three wakes in a decaying city she is sure doesn't match the one she came from. If only she could remember. She has a purpose at least--she must find her fellow clones, and the statue whose image is embedded in her mind. But she is lost, surrounded by a dead and crumbling metropolis, fought over by those who have been altered by the illness that has ravaged humankind, turning survivors into strange and terrible new forms. She must risk everything, including the safety of those who try to help her, in order to fulfill her task. But is she this crumbling world's salvation... or the source of its downfall?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781927464250
Publisher:
Patti Larsen Books
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Series:
Clone Chronicles, #1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Clone Three 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Literary_VixenAP More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars What a knock your socks off adventure. It literally never stops in the action, suspense, twists and turns. This book follows Trio, a Clone who awakens in an unfamiliar world left in ruins after `The Sick' has left the land in shambles and all the adults dead in its wake. Only kids survive it. Some survive as gruesome mutations from The Sick. Trio finds she has memories of the world in its glory, not in disrepair as she finds it. She gets a brief holographic image of someone who looks like her mother, begging her to complete a mission she has no memory of. Knowing the world is depending on her, she journeys across a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, meeting other kids, some friendly like Beckett and Poppy, some not so friendly. Along with a nameless loyal canine, she fights her way across the city to discover where she needs to be. Betrayal, lies and pain surround her. Over and over she loses people she barely gets to know. Will she make it to the end of her journey intact? It was a wild ride. Trio is such a tough girl. She can beat Crawlers, Brights, Howlers (some of many mutations left by The Sick) and treacherous kids to a pulp! I like how good natured she is, it's ingrained in her to take care of others. Doing everything she can to keep those she loves alive, she discovers secrets about herself that others want desperately. I loved the action scenes, there are many. The post-apocalyptic world is painted out to the reader with painstaking detail. It is so real, and so incredibly sad. I am looking forward to reading the next two books in this series. My only qualm was that it was a bit repetitive and predictable, though I can see how necessary it was to pummel any groups of friendly kids Trio meets with the Crawlers and Trio's nemesis Cade always one tiny step behind her. A fabulous intro to what looks like a fast paced, intriguing series. I won this ebook in an online giveaway done by the author.
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
What a vivid story and a unique take on the dystopian genre! Larsen hits the ground running from page 1 with an action packed, suspenseful novel that kept me on my toes. Her larger than life descriptions paint this post-apocalyptic for readers, allowing our imaginations to experience the trials faced here. The multilayered storyline, complete with intrigue, mystery, betrayal, and genuine friendship made this one impossible to put down. I devoured every aspect of it. It’s definitely one that will be loved by readers of all ages. The 1st person narrative really makes this story. It puts you in the sphere of the main character, letting her frustration and fear shine through. At the same time her hope and caring sets the tone for something priceless. I love the diversity of the cast in this novel. I absolutely loved some characters. Beckett, Poppy and Trio wiggled their way into my heart. Socrates’ unique blend of brilliance and childishness really made me stop & think about what these teens were dealing with. Conversely, there were some characters that I didn’t trust one bit & kept waiting for them to turn on everyone else. Yet all of the characters were so well developed. By the end of the novel I felt as if I’d met everyone. Clone 3 definitely launches Larsen’s series well. The vivid, action packed story combined with the loveable characters to create something beyond compare. And the cliffhanger ending? Just one more reason that I can’t wait to read more of this brilliant series. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
TangledUpInBooks More than 1 year ago
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books I received a copy of this book, from a publicist, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating! I don't think my feelings for a book have ever been quite so confusing to me. Ever. On one hand I feel like Clone Three was brilliantly unique, unlike anything I've ever read. It had this intriguing opening that grabbed hold of me, sunk it's claws in and didn't let go. Yet on the other hand there were times when the dialogue and character interactions were almost awkward in a sense. Like they didn't fit in the story and it brought on twinges of frustration. Just when I'd start to get lost in the beauty of this chaotic and horrific world, someone would say something or do something that just didn't feel right and momentarily break the spell that I was falling deeply under. One thing that took me completely by surprise was how descriptively gruesome this book was at times. We're talking straight out of a horror movie or even The Walking Dead type of gruesome. Strangely it really fit. It added to the danger and intensity because it really painted a picture of knowing what could/would happen if the wrong group got their hands on you. Danger and intensity that is around every corner. It seems as if every time the little group we follow takes a significant step forward something jumps out from around a corner and two huge leaps are taken back. Moments of peace and relaxation are few and far between. Cone Three, or Trio as the group that took her in started calling her, was just a brilliant character, well, for the most part. As a clone, I loved the childlike wonder she possessed. How things would seem so familiar to her and yet brand new all at the same time. Watching her struggle to figure out where she came from and what her purpose is in this world she wakes up in. Patti Larsen did such a good job in portraying her personality and making her believable and so full of depth. Once again, I should say, for the most part. Because she always had this way of walking away from everything without a scratch. I would have believed her more if things weren't so easy for her to pull through. If it wasn't just others that suffered the collateral damage in her wake, instead of it always being "well Trio walks away again." There are lots of other fun, sweet, endearing and even rage inducing characters as well. A handful that I ended up loving instantly and others I couldn't stand in the same short amount of time. It made things very interesting and exciting. Even though there were things that bugged me, I am totally invested in this story. While some of the details have been revealed and are becoming more clear, there are still a huge number of things that are left unanswered. I find myself dying to know these things and how the future, if there is one, will play out for these characters that I'm already deeply attached to. I can't wait to get my hands on Clone Two and Clone One and, hopefully, find answers to all of my questions. Is Clone Three, Trio, the worlds savior or it's destruction? I can only hope for the best. A huge thanks to publicist Donna McCoy for the opportunity to read and review this book!!
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
I received this book via the author but then turned around and got the book from Amazon while it was and still is free at the time of this posting. I enjoyed this book as the world created was different. Yes the constant finding yourself in the same situations gets tiring but I understood that in this new world there is no safety. Clone Three who eventually gets named Trio wakes up in a new place, no clue how she got there, along with no memory of really anything. When Trio gets saved by Poppy and her brother Beckett we learn that still no place is safe. We learn that there are things out there called Howlers, Crawlers and much more the world has been turned into this place of nothingness because of the Sick. Trio isn't normal and we see it through out her will to live and help Poppy and Beckett and the little dog she found. This is an adventure story. Trio meets a lot of different characters, finds herself in the middle of trouble on more than one occasion even though she doesn't go out and look for it. Her main mission is to find answers to why she is here and who are Clone Two and Clone One. Will she make it to where she needs to go for answers or will she be stopped? It was repetitive in some places but nothing too major and it was something that I could overlook. I plan on reading book two as I want to find out if Trio will get where she needs to go along with the answers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i liked the sample that I got. I unfortunately couldn't buy it, because I was out of money on my card... but, oh, well, that's life. Anyway, from what I read, the story seemed good. There were a few grammatical errors, but no one gives a crap about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pleasehelp!