By Danielle Chemtob
Author: Rachel Cohn
Release Date: October 2012
Elysia wakes up alone in a cold, stark laboratory table. She has no memories of who she is and no emotions. This is because, as she soon finds out, she is a clone. Replicated from a teenage girl, she is one of a few experimental teen clones called Betas. Clones are created to serve the inhabitants of the Island of Demesne, whose residents are some of the wealthiest people in the world.
Almost as soon as she emerges, Elysia is taken in by a human family. At first, her life is glamorous and perfect as she fills in the role of the perfect teenage daughter, but she soon begins to experience strong, powerful emotions. However, she must bury her feelings deep inside her, as she knows that clones are meant to be devoid of emotions. If her raging sensations reveal her to the humans, her privileged life will crumble and she will face unthinkably horrendous punishments.
The first novel in a captivating science-fiction series by Rachel Cohn, Beta is a thrilling page turner. Rachel Cohn creates a unique dystopian novel with an exciting plotline and characters that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat from start to finish.
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