The Fractured: Elena (Fractured #1) by Sarah Dalton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sarah Dalton has written a big twist on the beauty pageant mentality. The girl we are usually led to hate comes across as much more, with courage and conviction to make any mother proud. Too bad Elena's mother is so wrapped up in her own rounds of maintaining the beauty that nature had nothing to do with.
This is a story of cloning taken to an ugly conclusion. Pairing genetic material to produce perfectly beautiful children failed to produce people with intelligence and heart. Elena breaks the mold of self-absorbed beauty queen. She's guilt-ridden for the years she spent bullying the Blemished (natural born people) who are relegated to lives of squalor and servitude to the ruling clone class.
This is book #1 in a series. I'll keep an eye peeled for more from Ms. Dalton.
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