Once We Were (Hybrid Chronicles #2)
In the second novel in the Hybrid Chronicles—perfect for fans of Ally Condie, Lauren Oliver, and Scott Westerfeld—Eva and Addie struggle to share their body as they clash over romance and the fight for hybrid freedom.
Addie and Eva escaped imprisonment at a horrific psychiatric hospital. Now they should be safe, living among an underground hybrid movement. But safety is starting to feel constricting. Faced with the possibility of being in hiding forever, the girls are eager to help bring about change—now. The answer seems to lie in a splinter group willing to go to extremes for hybrid freedom, but as Addie and Eva fall ever deeper into their plans, what they thought was the solution to their problems might just be the thing that destroys everything—including their bond to each other.
Praise For Once We Were (Hybrid Chronicles #2)…
Zhang’s precise prose skillfully delineates Eva’s unique first–person point of view, and the sisters’ intense relationship continues to be deeply compelling…fans will have plenty of reasons to be impatient for the third book in the series. — Kirkus Reviews
Lovely, atmospheric storytelling…Zhang has envisioned a complex, unique world and deftly brings it to life. — School Library Journal
Praise for WHAT’S LEFT OF ME: “A shockingly unique story that redefines what it means to be human.” — Lauren DeStefano, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of WITHER
“Zhang’s concept is original and provocative; the deep bond between Eva and Addie (the shifts between I, we, and she in Eva’s narration are especially haunting) and the mystery about why their society is so desperate to ‘fix’ hybrids are riveting. ” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A deeply original tale of longing for identity; so skillfully crafted, the words float above the page.” — Lissa Price, international bestselling author of STARTERS
“An unsettling dystopian adventure of two souls trapped in a single body. ” — Kirkus Reviews
“Uniquely imagined…Zhang’s prose is lovely, and the plot is compelling to the last page.” — School Library Journal
“An intriguing depiction of sibling relationships and the challenges of learning to live as distinct, though not physically separate, individuals.” — Booklist
“the siblings’ desire for autonomy is intriguing, as is the exploration of the politics of enacting change.” — Booklist Online
HarperCollins, 9780062114907, 352pp.
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
About the Author
Kat Zhang is an avid traveler, and after a childhood spent living in one book after another, she now builds stories for other people to visit, including the Hybrid Chronicles.