Imitation (Clone Chronicles #1) by Heather Hildenbrand
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.
Meet the Characters
Titus Rogen is a villain. In every sense of the word. For that reason, he is fun to write. He’s mean and cold-hearted and calculating and it’s such a change from the other characters that it’s enjoyable. That probably makes me sound twisted since he is downright abusive to Ven. (no, I don’t enjoy bitch-slapping people in real life. But there’s always that one that makes you think about it… hehe)
Physically, Titus isn’t necessarily an imposing figure. He’s also bald (maybe he’s so mean because he’s insecure? … nah. He’s just mean to be mean.) I picture him like this:
Jeff Bridges was the father in the Tron movie that came out a couple of years ago. Also a futuristic setting which is a fun connection. Sidenote: I want to own a light-cycle someday. Like, for real. It’s on my Christmas list.
Caine Rafferty is an ass. Entitled. Rich. Jerk. These are the words that describe him. We don’t see him much in Imitation and when we do, it’s through the eyes of Ven and Obadiah—neither of which find redeeming qualities in him. All he has going for him, that we can see, are his looks. That’s not to say he has none, but if he does, we haven’t been introduced to them yet. I picture Caine like this:
P.S. Yes, this is James from Twilight with a much-needed haircut.
P.P.S. I hear he is up for the role of Luke Skywalker’s son in the new Star Wars flick. #prettyboy
Daniel Ryan III is much like Caine Rafferty. Rich. Entitled. Jerk. However, near the end of Imitation, we see his reason for the third. (I can’t spoil it and tell you!) He’s also a little more twisted than his frat-boy friend, Caine. (Again, see the reason behind it.) I’m not saying he has an excuse to have developed such a dark side, but there is more to his character. He is also very smart and dresses the part of a board-room businessman. Maybe it’s for that reason, or maybe it’s because the characters share the same name, but I picture him like the Daniel from the TV show Revenge:
Never without his suit! #yum
Linc Crawford has been described as the “oh-so-dreamy bodyguard” as well as “… adorable. Readers will fall in love with his sincerity and loyalty.” I agree! Linc is all of those things. Physically, I’m sure each of our minds conjures different pictures. This is the beauty of imagination! And I hate to ruin it if this is different than what you pictured but I also know you all want to see my choice, so here it is:
If you ever watched the show Heroes, you’ll understand. I loved Peter. He was my favorite. Not just his looks but his character. His personality had layers and was so well-developed. Strong, tough, sensitive, caring, loyal, and a protector! But the mysterious look in his eyes? … that is all Milo. And just like Linc, it makes you need to know what sort of story hides behind those eyes. #achallengeIaccept
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.
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 www.accendopress.com.
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