The city of Kersh is a haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate, a twin raised by another family, and teens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage - life.
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. But a tragic misstep shakes West's confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she's no longer certain that she's the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.
What I liked:
This book was very good. West is a strong character, but struggles when her brother, Luc, dies(SPOILER). She is much like any of us. When she becomes a striker (assassin for hire) to train for when she is told to kill her Alt, she later regrets it a lot. There was a lot of action and description of Kersh, like how it started and why the city is what it is.
What I didn't like:
Dualed had a few parts where it swore. When West gets shot by Glade, Chord takes care of her wound but she had to take her arm out of her sleeve. She tries to cover herself up, but it doesn't work well. Thankfully, Chord wasn't paying attention. Earlier in the book, West goes into an underwear store to escape Chord, but he follows her (awkward!).
My Rating: 3.5 stars
*THIS BOOK HAS A SEQUEL*
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