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Blaine Colton is pulled into a chilling conspiracy when he discovers embryonic clones with his name on them.
ISBN: 978-1925139570

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Blaine Colton is pulled into a chilling conspiracy when he discovers embryonic clones with his name on them. Convinced the research has breached ethics agreements, he brings close friends, Sophie and Jett Faraday, in on a scheme to find answers. Immediate threats reveal not everyone is happy about his discovery. The reappearance of an identity from Blaine_�_s past unsettles him further, and then a crisis fractures his world. Convinced his research objections and the tragic events are linked, Blaine pursues justice. But someone is watching him. Someone wants him dead.

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ISBN 978-1925139570
Author Adele Jones
Publisher Rhiza Press
Release Date 1 October 2015
Format No

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Jones ably carries her readers along a bucking, thrilling ride. One of my favourite reads.Review by Mazzy
Highly recommended! When I heard on the reading grapevine that Adele Jones' sequel to 'Integrate' ended with a cliff-hanger, I carefully added it to my reading stash and patiently awaited news of a publication date for the next instalment before I ventured into the pages of 'Replicate'. Jones' sequel has not disappointed. She has upped the ante in terms of suspense and intrigue, the very things I covet in a novel, proving it was worth the wait! In 'Replicate', Blaine moves beyond being the 'recipient' of treatment to actively engage in the bigger picture, where dark colours threaten to blacken more futures than his own, and, despite his own shortcomings and his physical and emotional challenges, he chooses to rise to the challenge. Jones ably carries her readers along Blaine's bucking, thrilling ride to the point where ... the next instalment is eagerly awaited! (Posted on 25/09/2016)
A Great SequelReview by Nola
In this sequel to Adele Jones’s YA techno-thriller ‘Integrate’, Blaine Colton’s nemesis is behind bars awaiting trial. However, the 18-year-old mitochondrial disease survivor’s woes are far from over. The troubling heat spikes he’s been experiencing may mean his miracle cure is unravelling. He’s also just discovered that embryonic clones of him are being developed without his knowledge or consent. Something big is going down at the Advanced Research Institute; something that could cost Blaine everything and put his loved ones in danger. Add to the mix the birth mother who’s tracked him down, an international crime ring, and the microbiology intern who’s won his heart, and you know this is going to be anything but a smooth ride.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but I think this one is even better. At one level, it’s a fast-paced thriller with lots of twists and turns, but there are deeper issues underneath to do with identity, faith and the value of human life. The author has an engaging writing style, with plenty of strong verbs and imagery to bring the scenes to life (e.g. ‘Regret skewered his heart’; ‘She dismembered him with her eyes’; ‘He clenched his teeth to lock insults that coiled like BB gun pellets on his tongue. Firing them would get him nowhere.’) The unfolding love story is also done really well and leads to a couple of ‘aww’ moments.

Due to the nature of the story, there is a bit of biological and technical jargon in a few places. When read in context, it’s easy to work out the gist of what’s happening even if you don’t have a full understanding of every concept. I wonder if a short glossary may have been helpful. However, that doesn’t detract from the overall reading experience. In fact, those sections add further credibility to the scenarios in the book and made me wonder how close we are to seeing breakthroughs for previously incurable diseases.

Although the book has a teenage protagonist, it’s a story that also engages adult readers. I found myself turning pages more quickly as the story led to its cliffhanging conclusion. (Whatever you do, don’t peek at the last page). Fortunately the third book in the series, ‘Activate’, will be released in 2016 so we don’t have to wait too long to find out what happens. Although there is enough background information in this book so that it makes sense in its own right, it would be a lot better to read ‘Integrate’ first to avoid spoilers.

If you like suspense and conspiracy theories, mixed with deeper issues and a little romance, you’ll enjoy this book.

Disclaimer – I provided some feedback on a very early draft of this book, but it’s changed a lot since then. (Posted on 6/01/2016)

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