When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.
Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job.
Harmony has spent her whole life in Goodside, a religious community, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody that pregging for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.
When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.
Oh where do I start? It was the cover that drew me to this book. It was simple and eye catching. Just shows you can’t judge the book by its cover; as the cover alone would get 4 stars from me.
I thought this book had such promised as the blurb on the back looked really good. I have to admit this book was not easy to get into; the writing style didn’t flow for me at all. I know it’s aimed at a younger audience, rather than me being in my 30’s. I usually have no problem with “tween talk” and have enjoyed many YA novels. But saying that I do feel even the target audience would have struggled; I felt the book was thrust into a world which wasn’t explained all that well. I’m still working out what the MiNet was all about, that could have been explained a bit better.........
This story could have been developed more. I would have loved to have had more history of the Virus that strikes people infertile.
I nearly abandoned this book 20% (was reading on kindle) in. I never really connected with the characters until near the end of the book. For me the ending saved this from heading into the 2 star rating pile. It picked up pace all of a sudden. Would I read anymore in this series if they did come out.....mmmmm... I would have to give it some series thought.
Cover: 4/5 - This was really simple but eye catching. It stood out in the bookstore.
Rating: 2.5/5 – An OK read but I did feel disappointed that the story wasn’t developed me.