Linked

Linked

Paperback - 2014
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When Elissa learns her telepathic twin is the subject of government experiments, the girls find themselves on the run with secrets worth killing for in this futuristic, romantic thriller.

"Sparked with danger and tinged with romance, Linked is a roller-coaster ride into space that just about everyone should enjoy" ( Booklist , starred review).

Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. Now, all she has is nightmarish visions and unexplained bruises. Finally, she's promised a cure, and a surgery is scheduled. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the truth behind her visions: She's seeing the world through another girl's eyes. A world filled with pain and wires and weird machines. Elissa follows her visions, only to find a battered, broken girl on the run. A girl--Lin--who looks exactly like Elissa, down to the matching bruises. A twin she never knew existed.

Elissa helps Lin evade the government agents who are ruthlessly tracking her down, but they're struggling to avoid capture, and soon Elissa is forced to turn to the only person who can help: Cadan, her brother's infuriating, arrogant best friend, and new graduate of the SFI space flight academy. Cadan is their one chance at safety. But Lin is too valuable to let go, and Elissa has knowledge that is too dangerous. The government will stop at nothing to get them back.

"Action-packed and thoroughly engrossing, this novel offers readers a classic sci-fi, space-travel adventure at its best" ( BCCB ).
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
ISBN: 9781442446601
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CRRL_ChristineC Jun 22, 2018

Elissa is desperate for help with her nightmarish visions and unexplained physical injuries, until she finds out she has a twin on the run.

Elissa is scheduled to undergo brain surgery to end her horrible nightmares, until she discovers the dreams are a connection to her hidden twin sister. They must leave her home planet to escape alive.


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CASSIE ERIN MAUL
Sep 25, 2018

'Linked' is a fascinating look at a world where twins aren't what we think of today. It was well-written and the small look at such a large society, controlled strictly by the government, is a harrowing peek into what our own society could be. As seen in the novel, that much power can, and usually does, corrupt. This book also looks at how there can be legal loopholes in lawmaking.

Elissa had a point when she thought that the kind of governmental control was great when you're following all their rules, but when you get out of line, the complete and total control they can have is frightening. This book inspires thought on politics and governmental powers while taking you on a wild ride across a Star System with interesting, realistic characters who are still figuring themselves out.

I gave the book three stars because I'm not a big fan of Sci-fi, but this is worth reading if you enjoy looking a bit into the future and what could be. I would recommend this to people wanting an interplanetary space adventure coupled with a bit of romance and a lot of family drama. It's a good read, just not my usual interest.

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jomac_05
Jul 27, 2014

I NEED THE SEQUEL, NOW.

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oboechica88
Dec 05, 2013

Overall the book was extremely well written - the characters are fleshed out, their relationships are all believable, there’s epic space battles, a dash of romance, government conspiracies, ESP, AND a potential set up for a sequel, although it ends in a place that could just end the book. I could not recommend it more highly! For the full review, head to my blog at OboeChica Books (so long and thanks for all the fish).

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Futuregohangurl
Oct 17, 2013

a very interesting book from the start. i would recommend this to anyone that likes sci fi dystopian books. its set in another world but its very dystopian. i eagerly await the next book in this series

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