Sunday, September 9, 2012

Doppelganger by Milda Harris

DoppelgangerDoppelganger by Milda Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Citrus Leahy is having a really bad day. First she's late to school. Then she runs into the girl who drives her nuts because she always calls her Orange instead of her name. To cap it all off, when Citrus finally makes it to class, she sees herself already inside. Wait. What? Citrus Leahy has a doppelganger! It's probably aliens taking over the world and her life has just turned totally upside down. Goodbye, normal. Hello, paranormal! Luckily, her crush Aedan has the exact same problem!

Juls Review
Young Adult
Mother effer!!! Another effing cliffhanger book!!!! Okay, I’m a sucker for them but seriously, going into this book I was NOT expecting that at all! It was a very nice surprise.

Now on about the book.
Citrus, weird name by the way, is your average teen who goes to school, gets her homework done and likes to read during her free time. She flies by under the radar, doesn’t want to get any unwanted attention.
Until one morning nothing is the same, not even her. First off she wakes up late which she’s never done but chocks that off to staying up too late to finish a book.
She gets to school during her second period only to find out that she’s already attended her first period. What??? what is going on?
Then to her horror she sees herself in class! The girl may be wearing different clothes but its her. Before anyone can see her through the glass she backs up only to run into her long time crush Aedan.
Another surprise…..there’s another Aedan in class. He tells he what happened to him. How he couldn’t sleep and he went for a run early in the morning only to come back home to find himself already at the table eating breakfast. He followed his double to school and has hidden from him.

Things are getting really weird and its freaking her out. Neither one of them want to be seen by their doppelganger so they decide to leave school. Now what? They decide they need to find out if their friends are okay. Citrus calls Olivia her best friend only to be disappointed because its not her. Now she’s worried about her friend. Where is she? What has happened to her?
Aedan calls one of his friends and thinks Dan is the real deal. So they head back to school to rescue him. Except he’s not the real deal! Something weird is going on and they cant seem to get any footing.

They decide that the doppelganger Citrus would be the easiest target. They would snatch her up and see what these doppelgangers have done to the others. None of their plans go their way. They run into the doppel-Olivia. She thinks they are the doppelgangers and wants to leave with them. Aedan makes up an excuse for Citrus to get away. She cant believe he is sacrificing himself. She needs to make sure to find out where they are going so she can help him.

Citrus is now hiding in the woods by the abandon home that is now the headquarters of the doppelgangers. She is too far from the house to know what is going on so she gets closer. She sees that her doppelganger is the leader of the pack. She is trying to get information out of Aedan and when he doesn’t cooperate she breaks his leg. The real Citrus thinks she’s helping out by drawing attention to herself.

The rescue is a bust and she’s strapped down while being blooded. That’s what the doppelgangers feed off of, their real persons blood.
Soon she passes out and when she awakes she in a room with the real Olivia and the others that have been cloned. She sees Aedan and runs to him only to have him shun her. He has no idea who she is. Reality sets in and its not to her liking at all. It cant be. The Aedan she knows isn’t the doppel-Aedan, is he????

Citrus inner monologue got really annoying real quick but overall I really enjoyed this book. Can wait for book 2!

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