Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Review: Imitation By Heather Hildenbrand

Author: Heather Hildenbrand
YA Book
Fiction/Fantasy Romance
5 out of 5 Stars


Everyone is exactly like me.
There is no one like me.
The rough fabric of my cotton nightgown chafes so I lie very still. They say my discomfort comes from being built like one accustomed to niceties. How is that fair when I myself have never experienced anything but copies of the real thing?
My entire life is an imitation.
I am an Imitation.
I’ve been here five years. Training. Preparing. Waiting.
                                                         And now I have a letter.
                                                         My assignment has begun.
                                                         I am a prisoner.
                                                         I am not Raven Rogen.
                                                         I am here to die.

My Review

 Another great story by author Heather Hildenbrand. Heather's recent writing Imitation, has brought us to the world of clones or Imitations. Her storytelling in this book is addicting and pulls you in on page one. Unlike anything I have ever seen, this is one of the most exciting books I have read in a long time. Even though this is a YA book, Heather has the unique ability to attract both YA and Adult readers with her books. Imitation is filled with action adventure, romance, and suspense all wrapped into one. This story is guaranteed to make you wonder where our future is headed. One day, you might wonder whether you are an Authentic or an Imitation.

 Ven is an Imitation, a clone of the very well known and wealthy young woman, Raven Rogan. Someone is out to kill the real Raven, so Ven is brought in as a decoy or sorts. While Ven knows what her duty is, to be Raven without anyone knowing what she really is, she is tempted to give it all up for her freedom. With attacks on her life happening everyday, Ven must do her duty and help draw out Raven's attacker. Unknowingly she has also stumbled upon a plot that not only puts herself in more danger, but her friends, other imitations. With the help of Linc, her bodyguard, Ven will need to trust one of the people trying to kill her. There is always a price for freedom and Ven will have to pay up.

About the Author

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. She now lives in coastal VA, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with her two adorable children. She works from home, part time, as a property manager and when she's not furiously pounding at the keyboard, or staring off into space whilst plotting a new story, she's lying on the beach, soaking in those delicious, pre-cancerous rays.
Heather loves Mexican food, hates socks with sandals, and if her house was on fire, the one thing she'd grab is her DVR player.
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Heather is a co-founder of Accendo Press, a publishing group she operates with fellow authors: Angeline Kace and Jennifer Sommersby. Accendo (a-CH-endo), A Latin word, means “to kindle, illuminate, inflame, or set fire.” This is something Accendo strives to do inside a reader’s imagination with every title released. For a complete list of titles and author bios, visit


  1. I'm always impressed with your ability to review books, Amy. It's a true talent.