Review: I seldom read the summaries of books before picking one up to read. Thank goodness I didn’t read this summary either! I loved this book. As I read, it was refreshing to not really knowing what would happen. The suspense really hits you. Since the boys have few memories, you don’t know how they will survive without them. I felt like I was on the run with the characters in this book. When they were betrayed, I felt betrayed. When they didn’t know where to turn, I didn’t know where to turn. There were lots of twists, which is always a good thing. I almost wish the romance between Sam and Anna didn’t happen, but it will be interesting to see where that goes in the sequel.
Summary: When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?
Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.
Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.
Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 323 pages
Genres: Fiction, Suspense, Romance
Source: purchased from Amazon.com
–Summary and image from goodreads.com