Series: Project Paper Doll #1
Author: Stacey Kade
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (April 23, 2013)
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Book Description: 1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.
Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”
But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…
First line: I have a dead girl’s name.
Last line read: I kept nodding at Jenna and tried to hone in on what I was sensing.
Overall Impression: From the first line to the last read, The Rules kept me reading. Ariane has such an authentic teenage voice, but there is an otherness about her too that I just love. She has a bit of a sassy, almost sarcastic tone, which is a lot of fun. The mystery on what she is and can do and who is after her has sparked my imagination. The writing is fast-paced and fun to read.
Would I keep reading?: Yes!