The Similars (Hardcover)

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The Similars (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the The Similars series.

A New York Times Bestseller!

Don't miss the series debut that readers are calling Gossip Girl meets The Umbrella Academy and one of the best boarding school books. At Darkwood Academy, secret societies rule and nothing is as it seems…

This fall, six new students are joining the junior class at the elite Darkwood Academy. But they aren't your regular over-achieving teens. They're DNA duplicates, and these "similars" are joining the class alongside their originals.

The Similars are all anyone can talk about. Who are they? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? And who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emmaline Chance could care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and it's all she can do to get through each day without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi, Oliver's exact DNA copy and one of the Similars.

Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, but she keeps getting pulled deeper into their world. She can't escape the dark truths about them or her prestigious school. No one can be trusted, not even the boy she is falling for with Oliver's face.

This exhilarating and riveting debut by Rebecca Hanover is the next obsession for readers who devoured One of Us Is Lying, Tell Me Three Things, Scythe, and Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful.

Perfect for readers looking for:

  • teen books for girls age 13-16
  • young adult bestsellers
  • exciting thriller series

Praise for The Similars:

"Fascinating. I was captivated."—Francine Pascal, bestselling author of the Sweet Valley High and Fearless series

"[A]s immersive and fast-paced as it is shrewd, compelling and heartbreaking."—Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist, and New York Times bestselling author

"A fast-paced thriller about identity and love."—Publishers Weekly

"Episodic and fast-moving with plenty of twists and one very big turn that will delight mystery readers."—Booklist

Also in this series:

The Pretenders (Book 2)

Rebecca Hanover received a BA from Stanford University in English and drama and was awarded an Emmy for Best Writing in 2008 as a staff writer on the CBS daytime drama Guiding Light. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America and lives in San Francisco. Visit rebeccahanover.com.

Product Details ISBN: 9781492665106
ISBN-10: 149266510X
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: January 1st, 2019
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: The Similars
"Fascinating. I was captivated." — Francine Pascal, bestselling author of Sweet Valley High and Fearless series

"A brilliantly imagined near-future world where six clones and their counterparts grapple with profound questions of identity and what it means to be human. The first book in a compulsively readable duology, Rebecca Hanover's THE SIMILARS asks us to consider the consequences of our scientific creations. Part cautionary tale, part gripping teen romance, THE SIMILARS is as immersive and fast-paced as it is shrewd, compelling and heartbreaking." — Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist, and New York Times bestselling author

"A page-turner that more than delivers on its premise. Hanover takes on sci-fi and high school with equal wit and understanding." — Allison Raskin, New York Times bestselling author of I Hate Everyone But You

"Episodic and fast-moving with plenty of twists and one very big turn that will delight mystery readers." — Booklist

"A fast-paced thriller about identity and love." — Publishers Weekly