False Hearts

False Hearts

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Publisher: New York : Tor, 2016
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780765382054
Branch Call Number: SCIFI LAM
Characteristics: xi, 365 p. ;,25 cm.

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Science fiction thriller. When their shared heart begins to fail, conjoined twins Taema and Tila Collins escape from a technophobic cult to undergo surgery. For the first time, they can lead separate lives, but when Tila comes home covered in blood, she is charged with the murder of a member of t... Read More »


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jmli
Aug 25, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Lots of blood; can get gory

j
jmli
Aug 25, 2017

Sexual Content: Sex scenes

j
jmli
Aug 25, 2017

Violence: Shootings and stabbings

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jmli
Aug 25, 2017

Coarse Language: Occasional swears

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samcmar Apr 16, 2018

This speculative crime novel hit all my personal buttons: cybernetrics! cults! bio-hacking! organized crime! TWINS! This was a stellar science fiction story that looks at two sisters torn apart and their journey to reconnect given the mechanical changes happening through San Francisco. I was so invested in Taema and Tila's story! If you like sci-fi that also functions as a thriller, then you need to check out False Hearts!

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jmli
Aug 25, 2017

Before I begin this review, I'd just like to say that I am so impressed.
The high-tech setting is so intense, and I've never read anything quite like it. Lam has an amazing skill for world-building, and I was hooked in on the very first page.
The mystery is something I really loved. Twists and turns along the way keep the reader on the very edge of their seat, and I was falling head over heels for it.
The pacing of the plot is commendable, and eventually, I just slipped right into the rhythm of the events. It's easy to keep up with but also keeps you on your tippy-toes.
The writing nicely complements the book, and I found it enjoyable if not somewhat creepy at times.
Despite the fact that the plot is constantly thickening with more and more secrets, False Hearts makes sense. It explains itself. The theories are understandable and rather logical, not just randomly thrown in.
Speaking of randomly thrown in, I'd imagined that Taema and Tila being conjoined twins was just going to be a lame addition to the book. You know, to build interest/hype. I couldn't be more wrong about that.
These twin sisters are connected on such a deep level, and I was completely drawn in by their overwhelming emotions of fear and love. Saying this, I do wish we saw more of Tila since most of the book is focused on Taema's mission to save her.

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jmli
Aug 25, 2017

jmli thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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jmli
Aug 25, 2017

In a futuristic world of technology and shared dreams, Taema must clear her twin's name by going undercover.

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jmli
Aug 25, 2017

We always find our way to each other. The first thing I did when I woke up from the surgery was find my other half. This time, Taema will find her way back to me.

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