[Review] What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Summary:


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



Review:


Addie and Eva are two souls, inhabiting one body. One soul is suppose to fade away and the other survives, but Addie and Eva are different. Eva has yet to fade away and they both are living with a dangerous secret. No two souls are suppose to inhabit the same body after childhood. The cover really portrays Addie and Eva and who they really are. 

But Addie and Eva meet those similar to them and they discover who they are and why they are a threat to the government. Hybrids have caused wars and chaos and the government is trying to stop them. Yet Eva just wants to find her voice, she wants to understand what it means to be alive. 

I love the narrating. It feels like third person yet all the narration is done by Eva, who has really lived life in third person. Two different characters, inhabiting one body, they should be similar, right? No, Addie and Eva are two completely different people yet living in one body. Two different voices, two different minds. Though Eva is supposed to be weak in this world, she is so strong. Her determination to hang on to the life she has is inspiring. 

The narration is so wonderfully done. I can imagine it being difficult but it was so easy to follow. It was easy to tell who was talking, Addie and Eva.


The ending was emotional. I can’t say what it is without it being really spoilerily but it was almost like a breath of relief. But this relief is temporary. Complications will come and a side has to be chosen. This concept is absolutely fascinating. Anyone who loves sci-fi will love this unique concept. 


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