Stylish, frenetic, and violent, Chapman’s debut is the textual Dualed. Elsie Chapman. Random, $ (p) ISBN For the most part I enjoyed Elsie Chapman’s debut novel Dualed. It was fast paced, suspenseful, with good action sequences, and a small. The Hunger Games meets Matched in this high-concept thriller where citizens must prove their worth by defeating the other version of themselves—their.

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If they don’t kill each other within 31 dualef, they both die. She doesn’t act immediately—she just stalls. This was executed well. What would you do if you had to fight yourself to stay alive? If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love.

Dualed | Elsie Chapman

A quel point ces objets me seront-ils utiles, quand je la verrai? Who wouldn’t be intrigued by e,sie concept like that? Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb.

Great action and suspece brought down by a wishy-washy protagonist whose dualdd fail to match her priorities. And what if the Alt that wins isn’t necessarily the stronger Alt? Also, there are so few rules surrounding the kids killing their alternate thing. Hardcoverpages. Original review posted at Bunbury in the Stacks. If that happens, does the remaining alt get a free pass?

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Dualed by Elsie Chapman

I hope Chapman gets the opportunity to write something with a far better plot and characters in the future, I do think chapjan writing style, especially in those action scenes, is worthy of something special. Why create them, to end up killing them in the end?


My biggest problem with Dualed is the main character herself: Well if you have forgotten here is a friendly reminder of the true face of evil That pretty much sums it up for me when it comes to Dualed. It’s a rare book that can do that, and I look forward to reading the sequel. Preview — Dualed by Elsie Chapman. Books by Elsie Chapman.

West completely gets on his case for not acting immediately because every second of a head start counts. So with the plot disappointing me, I turned to the characters. But when we do get those glimpses of him, I loved him just a bit more, he’s patient and gentle with her and is trying to do what he can to protect her.

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Because West virtually isolates herself from her surroundings, no character really ever lasts for longer than a scene before they’re dropped completely to never appear again. In essence, the government is for the death and eventual extermination of those who possess undesirable and unnecessary talents.

Is she the antagonist of the story? The writing itself in Dualed was gripping, but I did have a bit of trouble connecting with the characters. I did not connect with these people. What makes her think she could win?

A lot of thought was put into the choreography of the movements, as well as sensory details that added to the experience. When a family decides they want a child, the very next couple to make that decision becomes involved. NetGalley and GoodReads on the other hand Not even a little bit. Des yeux bruns, presque noirs, en amande. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life. I was easily kept on my toes during this story, it’s just a shame to say that if you stop and think about it for a minute, there is quite a bit of empty space as far as the world building is concerned.


West Grayer is 15, and an Idle I found this an irredeemable trait of the main character. It’s also hard to connect to the world and to West when we don’t really get to see them. All that said, this one definitely satisfies if you’re looking for a fast-paced, suspenseful read.

C’est presque un soulagement, car on attendait la confrontation depuis trop longtemps! Nearly everyone just accepted it without question. Becoming a striker is a huge deal, but we don’t really get to see any growth from her because she joins and then we get a time skip.

It was her way of fighting the system. Let’s start with what I liked. If you like action, YA dystopians, some suspense and a little and I do mean a very little romance, I recommend you give this book a shot.