The Rules by Stacey Kade

The Rules (Project Paper Doll, #1)The Rules by Stacey Kade
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
didn't like it it was ok liked it (my current rating) really liked it it was amazing  
Publisher: Disney Book Group
Date Published: April 23 2013
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Source: Publisher

Ariane is a mix of human and extraterrestrial, an experiment. But she escaped the labs she came from and is now hiding among normal people, in plain sight, at a high school. She has to keep her head down, because is she is noticed she'll go back to the labs. But a cruel prank puts her in the spotlight, and into the eyes of the police chiefs son, Zane. Now she has a whole other rule to try not to break.

This book wasn't bad. But there are so many like this out right now (Maximum Ride series, Darkness Rising series, and others). I guess this idea for books is just... dragging for me. The idea has been used and reused and now its gone stale.

Don't get me wrong, the book was well written, the story polished, and I did really like Ariane and Zane. It was a good book. But the idea behind it was lacking for me.

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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…



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