Hola my amazing readers!
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a book review and it’s time to talk Nine from Rachelle Decker.
Zoe Johnson spent most of her life living in the shadows, never investing in people or places. But when a wide-eyed, bedraggled teenager with no memory walks into the diner where Zoe works, everything changes. Now, against her better judgment, Zoe, who has been trying to outrun her own painful memories of the past, finds herself attempting to help a girl who doesn’t seem to have any past at all. The girl knows only one thing: she must reach a woman in Corpus Christi, Texas, hundreds of miles away, before the government agents who are searching for her catch up to them.
I didn’t know what to expect with this book but I was BLOWN away. It’s for sure on the paranormal side but I loved every minute!
I am not normally a fan of the whole bad-guy-good-guy bounce where you can’t tell….is he good or is he faking? It makes for a headache and cliche plot, but it totally worked for Nine. I didn’t know what to expect with who, and it I found the closeness between Zoe and Lucy sweet and healing.
Also the idea of cloning is always so interesting, because people have different takes on this. I loved it here in Nine, because it explored the human mind in a way that made me think about things, like who are we? Are we more than what we’ve done? And Do we decide who we are?
These themes in Nine were powerful and stayed with me long after the last page.
The fight scenes…
We must talk about the fight scenes for a minute! It was like something out of an action movie — very hip, very cool, and also very violent if I were honest.
The writing style…
A bit like Veronica Roth, I really enjoyed Dekker’s style. It drew me in from the very beginning, giving me a view as though I were watching a movie while in the same breath in the heads of the characters. I love that! I also loved the plot twists, the action, and in general everything about this book. It spoke of hope in the storm while being both gritty and raw.
I would recommend this to fans of dystopian, fantasy, paranormal, and anything in between. A book in the human condition but one that leaves you flipping through the pages ASAP because you are left hanging so many times!
“Am I trapped by my past,” Lucy asked, her voice quiet and mournful, “like you?”
Zoe felt the weight of her question beat down on her like an anvil. As if all the pain that filled the houses and buildings around her had suddenly risen into the air above her and was smashing her with its fists.
This book was provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group/Revell,