Stylish, frenetic, and violent, Chapman’s debut is the textual Dualed. Elsie Chapman. Random, $ (p) ISBN For the most part I enjoyed Elsie Chapman’s debut novel Dualed. It was fast paced, suspenseful, with good action sequences, and a small. The Hunger Games meets Matched in this high-concept thriller where citizens must prove their worth by defeating the other version of themselves—their.

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So with the plot disappointing me, I turned to the characters. Crazy for Young A I literally read it in a day, which is a statement in itself of its high entertainment factor!

World-Building I was left with quite a few questions regarding this world.

Best of all, the ending could serve as the perfect ending for a stand alone story. Let’s just kill half of the nation It’s no secret that I love survival type books and I’m happy to say that Dualed slides right next to my favorites. View all 6 comments. Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt.

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And even if she thought it would help, why did she continue after being declared active? Did they just happen to be in an area that never runs out of supplies? Only one will survive. Hopefully the sequel, Divided, will be better than the first.

Dualed by Elsie Chapman

What the system does to families of the Alt who gets killed? Duaped, and wait until the very last chapter minute to kill her Alt. How far would you go to protect those you love? The citizens whether complete or dkaled, were in danger every day of their lives! Though he does have some stalkerish tendencies, I believe them to be solely because to help West become a Complete, to help her kill her alt.


But she struggles with her feelings and what they could mean throughout this book. Born of Illusion by Teri Brown. Comments Zach G says: Dans “Dualed”, l’aspect dystopique est pour ainsi dire anecdotique.

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The book itself is entertaining, to say the least. What I really don’t understand is how the fact West is a striker is not a part of the synopsis. If there’s so much violence in the outside world, how exactly has Kersh been able to support itself and not see any of the violence of the outside world? Chord, the main supporting character, is the “boy next door” that we all love. Anyway, enough of that.

Would you be more successful if you just had different parents? At the age of fifteen, West Grayer has just been notified of her Alt’s location, and it’s a race against the clock to find and eliminate her Which, seeing as NetGalley duwled Edelweiss have pulled it for the time being, won’t be soon enough for your liking, I’m afraid.

No, eleven years old can turn into actives 30 day duaped that the two alts have to fight one anotherwithout having had any proper training! What I liked most about this story were West’s struggles–with losing her family, her friends, being forced into a world of violence. Almost all of West’s family has died, either killed by their alts, by accident or through even more painful methods.


Chapman builds up tension really well. There were no parts that were boring. Be still my heart, because a guy who says stuff like the quote below?

Other books in the series.

Apparently people have been living in a constant state of War outside this enclave. If they don’t kill each other within 31 days, they both die.

The idea of a completely safe society always sounds good, but at what cost does that safety come with? Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life. West, chap,an protagonist, is a difficult character to talk about because she lands in the middle of about duxled.

To me, that just gives more incentive to fight the system, but again no! Did no one notice the infertility side effect?

Book Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman

Let’s start with what I liked. For some readers, this is what will draw them to this story. An end, might I add, that I was really satisfied with.

Those are actually cool. That might be a plus for you, I certainly don’t always need a romance for a book to be good, but if it’s going to be a selling point, then it should be there.

To her credit, she does have a certain amount of world building aspects meant to counter elsje questions.