Linked by Imogen Howson

Official blurb:

The Bourne Identity meets Inception in this futuristic YA thriller.

For years, Elissa has suffered nightmarish visions and unexplained bruises. Finally, she’s promised a cure, and an operation is scheduled. But on the eve of the procedure, Elissa discovers the truth: she’s seeing the world through another girl’s eyes. A world filled with wires, machines and pain. Elissa follows her visions, only to find a battered, broken girl. A girl who looks exactly like her. A twin she never knew existed. Elissa and her twin Lin go on the run, but even after changing their looks and clothes, they’re barely a step ahead of the government agents who are ruthlessly tracking them down. For Lin and Elissa are too valuable to let go, and the dark truth at the heart of it all is too shocking to risk exposing…


Review by Katy Haye

If you like sci-fi and you like romance this book is perfect for you. Really, grab a copy now. I read Linked for the second time for this review and I’d forgotten quite how wonderful it is.

The romance is brilliantly portrayed. Cadan and Lissa’s instant attraction is squashed by their misconceptions which move them further in the wrong direction each time they meet. And the intrigue at the heart of the book is breath-taking. As danger mounts and the twists and turns piled up my heartrate picked up along with that of the characters as I wondered if they were actually going to find a way out.

In summary, the romance is lovely, the pace is breathtaking and the plot takes sci-fi tropes and twists them into something as new and shiny as a fresh-from-the-dock spaceship.

I can’t say much more without giving away some spoilers, but you really should read it.

An emphatic 5 Piranhas. piranha stars turquoise 5



If this sounds like your kind of book, the next edition of Book Bites (our monthly bulletin with YA news, interviews and giveaways) will offer one lucky winner the chance to win a signed copy of both Linked and its follow-up Unravel. Sign up via the piranha below and we’ll send Book Bites to you on the second Saturday in November.

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