Clone Three

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
Clone Three wakes in a decaying city with no memory of who she is. She has a purpose at least--to find her fellow clones, and the statue whose image is embedded in her mind. But she is lost, surrounded by a dead and crumbling metropolis, fought over by those altered by the illness ravaging humankind, turning survivors into terrible new forms. Is she this world's salvation... or it's downfall? More
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About Patti Larsen

About me, huh? Well, my official bio reads like this: Patti Larsen is an award-winning middle grade and young adult author with a passion for the paranormal. But that sounds so freaking formal, doesn’t it? I’m a storyteller who hears teenager’s voices so loud I have to write them down. I love the idea of sports even though sports hate me. I’ve dabbled in everything from improv theater to film making and writing TV shows, singing in an all girl band to running my own hair salon.

But always, always, writing books calls me home.

I’ve had my sights set on world literary domination for a while now. Which means getting my books out there, to you, my darling readers. It’s the coolest thing ever, this job of mine, being able to tell stories I love, only to see them all shiny and happy in your hands… thank you for reading.

As for the rest of it, I’m short (permanent), slightly round (changeable) and blonde (for ever and ever). I love to talk one on one about the deepest topics and can’t seem to stop seeing the big picture. I happily live on Prince Edward Island, Canada, home to Anne of Green Gables and the most beautiful red beaches in the world, with my very patient husband and four massive cats.

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Reviews

Review by: NatashaMay on March 15, 2013 :
It’s not your usual dystopian story. We have Clone Three, Trio for short, that suddenly appears in this dystopian world with no memory of how it all happened. She has some extraordinary abilities and has Crawlers after her. But we soon find out they’re not the only ones. Trio character feels a little detached to me even though she’s full of rage and fear but only when she’s in shady situations. Apart from that I don’t feel any emotion from her even though author says she feels protective towards Poppy and her eyes tear up a couple of times. But I do like it when she saves the dog and puppies. Cade is actually the most interesting character of them all. I got all excited when he entered the story but he wasn’t there for long. I thought Beckett would have more of an impact but he just seemed to be there to fulfill a blank spot. And as much as I get Nico’s jealousy and resentment toward Trio I don’t understand her betrayal. I don’t understand why she risked the lives of her friends, especially Beckett’s who she’d been obviously in love with and the sanctuary she was looking for ever since they had to leave their own place. It would make more sense for her to trick Trio somehow or lure her into a trap. And what’s with the hisses? Everybody is hissing and it’s not some sort of ability but just a way the author describes character’s disapproval. Very annoying. But the story is interesting and I liked all the different groups of “people” that “survived” the sickness. I felt this story is more about the journey than the end goal so far. Maybe because we don’t know what the goal is apart from Trio’s going to New York City. That’s also the reason why I didn’t feel the ending was much of a cliffhanger. I’m looking forward to the sequel.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jacquie Talento on Nov. 12, 2012 :
Ms. Larson’s words flow easily with her writings of this story. You will find yourself pulled in from the beginning and refusing to believe the story is over when it ends even knowing there is a sequel out there for us to come.
Clone 3 also known as Trio is confused. She has waken with little memory and only flashbacks of things from the past. She is on a mission to find Clone 2 and Clone 1 by a graphic of a woman telling her to find them but it fades away. She happens upon Poppy, a little girl that grabs her heart instantly. Beckett, Poppy’s brother is a protector in many ways. The Sick have come along after the world that we know of has ended along with other predators. All adults have died and all that is left are children and young adults trying to make it in the world of what is left. But survival is hard because if you can’t hide in the shadows, be aware of what is around you, then your fate will be as the rest of the world has met. I dare you to not fall in love with the characters Ms. Larsen has created for us and brought to life. I am looking forward to the next story to this series.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Lyrical Lit. Publishing on Oct. 29, 2012 :
Review of Clone Three by Patti Larsen
4.5 stars

What a knock your socks off adventure. It literally never stops in the action, suspense, twists and turns. This book follows Trio, a Clone who awakens in an unfamiliar world left in ruins after `The Sick' has left the land in shambles and all the adults dead in its wake. Only kids survive it. Some survive as gruesome mutations from The Sick. Trio finds she has memories of the world in its glory, not in disrepair as she finds it. She gets a brief holographic image of someone who looks like her mother, begging her to complete a mission she has no memory of. Knowing the world is depending on her, she journeys across a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, meeting other kids, some friendly like Beckett and Poppy, some not so friendly. Along with a nameless loyal canine, she fights her way across the city to discover where she needs to be. Betrayal, lies and pain surround her. Over and over she loses people she barely gets to know. Will she make it to the end of her journey intact?

It was a wild ride. Trio is such a tough girl. She can beat Crawlers, Brights, Howlers (some of many mutations left by The Sick) and treacherous kids to a pulp! I like how good natured she is, it's ingrained in her to take care of others. Doing everything she can to keep those she loves alive, she discovers secrets about herself that others want desperately. I loved the action scenes, there are many. The post-apocalyptic world is painted out to the reader with painstaking detail. It is so real, and so incredibly sad.

I am looking forward to reading the next two books in this series. My only qualm was that it was a bit repetitive and predictable, though I can see how necessary it was to pummel any groups of friendly kids Trio meets with the Crawlers and Trio's nemesis Cade always one tiny step behind her.

A fabulous intro to what looks like a fast paced, intriguing series.

I won this ebook in an online giveaway done by the author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jacquie Talento on Oct. 21, 2012 :
Ms. Larson’s words flow easily with her writings of this story. You will find yourself pulled in from the beginning and refusing to believe the story is over when it ends even knowing there is a sequel out there for us to come.
Clone 3 also known as Trio is confused. She has waken with little memory and only flashbacks of things from the past. She is on a mission to find Clone 2 and Clone 1 by a graphic of a woman telling her to find them but it fades away. She happens upon Poppy, a little girl that grabs her heart instantly. Beckett, Poppy’s brother is a protector in many ways. The Sick have come along after the world that we know of has ended along with other predators. All adults have died and all that is left are children and young adults trying to make it in the world of what is left. But survival is hard because if you can’t hide in the shadows, be aware of what is around you, then your fate will be as the rest of the world has met. I dare you to not fall in love with the characters Ms. Larsen has created for us and brought to life. I am looking forward to the next story to this series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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