Sunday, April 15, 2012

Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson

I love Jill Williamson's fantasy series. I am a big fan of fantasy and science-fiction. That said, although I did enjoy reading her sci-fi book, Replication: The Jason Experiment, I didn't find it as well thought out or presented as her Blood of Kings trilogy.

The idea of clones in an underground facility intrigued me. What a great concept! The question about clones being 'real people' (should they have rights?) also made me excited to read this book.

The main clone character, Martyr, had me pulling for him every step of the way. He had a great depth, and Jill wrote him well. On the other hand, the main girl character (I cannot recall her name--probably because I want to forget her as fast as I can), made me want to pull out my hair and run screaming from the book. She drove me nuts. Her 'pros' and 'cons' lists just about made me stop reading. I didn't like her at all. I didn't care if she got caught or punished, except that I didn't want Martyr to be hurt in the process. She was a judgmental snob and never changed.

The ending was also too Disney for well as a tiny bit confusing.

I give the story itself a 4/5 star rating...the male character a 5/5 star rating, but because of the girl (whom I believe was supposed to be the over-all main character), I have to rate this a 3/5.

Product Details:
Cost: $15.99
Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (December 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310727588
ISBN-13: 978-0310727583

*A review copy was provided to me by Zondervan in exchange for my honest opinion.

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