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Blurb (from Goodreads):
At seventeen, Adam Rhodes is famous, living on his own, and in a downward spiral since he lost the girl he loved. Marybeth stage name Sunshine was his best friend from the days they were foster kids; then she was his girlfriend and his band mate. But since her accidental death, he's been drinking to deal with the memories. Until one day, an unexpected visitor, Dr. Elloran, presents Adam with a proposition that just might save him from himself. Using breakthrough cloning and memory-implantation techniques, Dr. Elloran and the scientists at Project Orpheus want to resurrect Marybeth, and they need Adam to "donate" intimate memories of his life with her. The memory retrieval process forces Adam to relive his life with Marybeth and the devastating path that brought them both to fame. Along the way, he must confront not only the circumstances of her death but also his growing relationship with the mysterious Genevieve, daughter of Project Orpheus's founder. As the process sweeps Adam and Marybeth ever closer to reliving the tragedy that destroyed them, Adam must decide how far he'll go to save her."
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
This was a sci-fi story about cloning a dead rock-star.
Adam was an okay character, and I liked that he was so torn over whether cloning Sunshine was a good idea. I also liked the way that he stood up for what he believed, even when it got him in trouble.
The storyline in this was about Adam being asked to re-enact some memories as part of the process of building up the cloned Sunshine’s memories. We got to see quite a lot of these memories, and we got a bit of romance as well, but I didn’t find the story all that gripping, and it really did struggle to hold my interest.
The ending to this was okay, and I did appreciate the whole ‘clones wanting to be their own person’ thing.
5 out of 10