Book Review: More of Me by Kathryn Evans

More of MeBook: More of Me
Author: Kathryn Evans
Published: June 13, 2017
Publisher: Amulet Books
Number of Pages: 320
Format: ebook
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are my own.
Rating: 2 Stars
Tags: YA, Science Fiction, ARC, Received for Review


Synopsis: Teva goes to school, studies for her exams, and spends time with her friends. To the rest of the world, she’s a normal teenager. But when she goes home, she’s anything but normal. Due to a genetic abnormality, Teva unwillingly clones herself every year. And lately, home has become a battleground. When boys are at stake, friends are lost, and lives are snatched away, Teva has a fight on her hands—a fight with herself. As her birthday rolls around, Teva is all too aware that time is running out. She knows that the next clone will soon seize everything she holds dear. Desperate to hang on to her life, Teva decides to find out more about her past . . . and uncovers lies that could either destroy her or set her free.

Well, this was a strange book. But...not in a good way... I tried to write this review earlier, but I felt awful. So, I'm writing it now, when I don't feel like I'm about to pass out within the next few minuets. Basically, this review won't just look like a maddened girl wrote it in five minuets. So, success? 

In this book we follow Teva, a sixteen year old trying to navigate high school, and her former selves. Every year since she was six. she has been cloning herself, and they all live at her house. Her mom doesn't want any of them, except Teva, to leave the house out of fear that they will be discovered, but Teva has other plans. She wants to find a cure, and there is no way that she is going to be locked in a house with everyone else for the rest of her life, if she even lets herself clone. 

So, the first 70% of this book was really painful, and it was mainly because of Teva's POV. She was so whinny! I mean, I understand that she didn't like her situation, but she could be really mean sometimes. Especially to Fifteen, the girl she took over from. I hated her attitude, and I hated her actions even more. There was a time where I just put the book down, and didn't pick it back up for a couple days because I was so feed up with Teva. She made me question why I was reading YA with all of these whinny characters (it was just the books I was reading, few YA books have characters like this!). 

Another problem with the first 70% of the book was that the plot wasn't moving. It got started, but then it stalled, and it relied solely of the characters and romance. Spoiler alert: it didn't work out well. The characters weren't developed enough, and the relationship wasn't good enough to hold the story. 

That being said, the last 20% or so of the book wasn't bad. Teva got her act together, and started treating people with respect, and actually thought about her actions. I actually liked her, if only she could have been like that for the whole story. But again, I found that it relied heavily on the characters and their relationships, though it actually worked this time. 

I do wish that the book focused more on the mystery. Because the mystery was introduced pretty early, but we never really saw it again until the very end. It felt rushed, and it honestly felt like the author forgot about it and then just tried to make the best out of it. Which is not cool. I like my mystery. Please don't forget about it. It's my friend. :)

So over all, this was an okay book. While I disliked most of the book, I guess that the rest of this book was okay. It had a bad beginning, good ending, and totally awful epilogue. Would I recommend this one? Maybe if you really like science fiction, but it might just not me worth your time in the end. 


  1. Sorry that you didn't enjoy this one more, Anna - and I hope you are now feeling a lot better!

    1. Thank you! Yes, I'm going to talk about that a bit more in my recap that's going up later tonight. :)


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