Author: Robin Wasserman
Publisher: Simon Pulse
"Lia Kahn was perfect: rich, beautiful, popular - until the accident that nearly killed her. Now she has been downloaded into a new body that only looks human. Lia will never feel pain again, she will never age, and she can't ever truly die. But she is also rejected by her friends, betrayed by her boyfriend, and alienated from her old life.
Forced to the fringes of society, Lia joins others like her. But they are looked at as freaks. They are hated... and feared. They are everything but human, and according to most people, this is the ultimate crime - for which they must pay the ultimate price."
This book was amazing. It was very much in line with the Uglies series from Scott Westerfeld (which is what I was hoping for). It was such an interesting look at what life would be like once we've destroyed our planet and technology becomes even more advanced. I'm not sure how I felt about the main character in the beginning - I was worried that she wasn't going to grow through the story ... just because it took her so long to get there. But as this is the first book of a trilogy, I do understand that setting up the character is very important.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has a love of all things science fiction. The author did a good job of making the mechanics of the "artificial body" seem very realistic - as if someday that might be how it works. I was just very excited about this book and want to hand it to everyone :).
There are other blog reviews out there: Here, here, here, and here.