“I've never agreed with Chime's need to pander to the Crawlers.” Ande leans past me to look out the window. I follow his gaze, the glow from the two bulbs casting some light over the dark and lonely station outside. “It's time we were independent. The Crawlers are spooky and untrustworthy, say one thing, mean another.” He turns his head, face very close to mine. “They steal kids sometimes, never own up to their promises.” Ande takes a step back, smile returning. “We can just hope there aren't any Crawlers out there.” He waves beyond him, up the tracks.
Before I get a chance to agree, Chime reappears, slamming her way through the sliding door.
“Last stop,” she growls at me. “Everybody off.”
Trio and her friends have escaped the remains of Los Angeles and the horrible Crawlers intent on her capture, finally on their way to New York. But the train they ride offers more threats than comfort, both from the uncertain track stretching out before them to the infighting and open dislike from train boss Chime and her crew. Trio has no choice, her heart and soul pushing her across the country, toward a task she can’t remember and a damaged clone who will call her sister.
About the Author
About me, huh? Well, my official bio reads like this: Patti Larsen is an award-winning middle grade and young adult author with a passion for the paranormal. But that sounds so freaking formal, doesn’t it? I’m a storyteller who hears teenager’s voices so loud I have to write them down. I love the idea of sports even though sports hate me. I’ve dabbled in everything from improv theater to film making and writing TV shows, singing in an all girl band to running my own hair salon. But always, always, writing books calls me home. I’ve had my sights set on world literary domination for a while now. Which means getting my books out there, to you, my darling readers. It’s the coolest thing ever, this job of mine, being able to tell stories I love, only to see them all shiny and happy in your hands… thank you for reading. As for the rest of it, I’m short (permanent), slightly round (changeable) and blonde (for ever and ever). I love to talk one on one about the deepest topics and can’t seem to stop seeing the big picture. I happily live on Prince Edward Island, Canada, home to Anne of Green Gables and the most beautiful red beaches in the world, with my very patient husband and four massive cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A brilliant follow up to Clone Three! It follows Trio, a clone, starting right after the events of book 1. She finds herself on a rigged up steam engine heading across a post-apocalyptic United States. Trio is the main character, and still can’t remember what her mission is besides finding her clone sisters. Bits of her memory return, flashes of the past that make no sense to her and leave her on the edge. One of the leaders on the train, Chime, hates her and the crew sees her as a freak due to her strange abilities. Will she ever find her sister clones? Or will she never remember the real reason she is there? With her are her loyal friends Beckett, Poppy, the Dog, and their puppies. But their friendships will be tested, and the road to find what Trio is looking for is full of twists, deception, heartache and death. I loved this installment even more than the book one! It provided more insight into Trio than the last. Her relationships with her friends deepen, as well as her doubts. The world building continues with vivid descriptions and colorful characters. It had more of an adventurous spirit to it. The group’s travels were far from boring. The people they meet and the places they see are amazing. I was in awe of the world Ms. Larsen has introduced to the reader. Completely full of despair, destruction and surprisingly, life. We even get to finally meet another clone, Trio’s sister Duet, also known as Clone two. Her character may not be all there, but she is every bit as strong and devoted as Trio, even though she’s been altered. I loved their interactions, making me wonder what the next piece of the puzzle holds. A kick butt post-apocalyptic adventure series that is a definite must read. I can’t wait to read the last installment Clone One!