Canadians Are Cool:There's this amazing, adorably weird Canadian girl named Sonia from The Story Queen who left a comment on my Waiting on Wednesday post where I featured Dualed by Elsie Chapman. Sonia very helpfully informed me of what kind of weapons (sparkly ones!) she would use to try kill an Alternate-version of herself. Her comment, along with the fact that I was too lazy to write my review and thus had nothing else to post today, inspired me to make a new feature.
What Is It?What Would You Do (apart from being the name of a tv show, which I was NOT aware of until I googled it just now. I thought I was just stealing it from Jesus, so any name suggestions are most welcome) will be a regular feature where I use an upcoming (or maybe an already released) book to pose a question and ask What Would You Do?
And since this is the book that started it, let's begin with Dualed by Elsie Chapman!
Release Date: 26th February 2013
Would you live through the ultimate test of survival?
The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.
Fifteen-year-old 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 then 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
If you had to kill an alternate version of yourself - how would you do it?
What Would Brodie Do?There's always the option of going the whole Rose Hathaway ----> Isaiah route (Frostbite by Richelle Mead) and hack off my Alt's head with a blunt sword. But disturbed as I am, I'm not that disturbed. I quite like myself, so I'd rather not do that to my Alt. Plus I'm not really the charge-and-attack kind of assassin. I prefer to study my subjects and use their weaknesses against them.
So. I could:
a) Poison those vegan chocolate chip-cookies she loves so much. But I can't rule out the possibility my stomach will act before my brain and eat them with her.
b) Get J.K Rowling to tell her that Hogwarts is not real. A heart attack will likely follow. But there's a 99.9% chance I would mirror this death because OMFG J.K ROWLING IS TALKING TO A ME CLONE! and WTF, HOGWARTS IS NOT REAL? EVERYTHING I KNOW IS A LIE.
c) Track down the Fangirl Scientist who is secretly working on a machine to make real life versions of fictional boys, complete with a beating heart and sex drive (and featuring none of the below-waist shortcomings of a Ken doll). I will coerce her into using the Evil setting to create clones of Gabriel Merrick and Adrian Ivashkov; who will then lure my Alt into a dark alley (it won't be difficult) and give her the Kiss of Death. But then I'll be alone with two of the hottest literary guys and when one thing leads to another....
Okay. So I'm not good at assassinating people without killing myself in the process. And there's always the risk that she might not be an exact replica of me and hates books or isn't vegan (gasp!). Maybe I should just team up with her and we'll dominate the world with our combined Awesomeness? THAT will show those bastards in the city of Kersh just how worthy we both are >:D
What Would YOU do?