Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Book Review: Bumped

When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents are forced to pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and had never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Until now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend Zen, who is way too short for the job.

Harmony has spent her whole life in religious Goodside, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to bring Melody back to Goodside and convince her that “pregging” for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

Goodreads: 2/5 stars

**ARC Courtesy of NetGalley

I really wanted to like this novel, as it’s a completely different concept from anything out there today, but I only managed to get 54% of the way through the book. I know that’s over half and I probably should've kept going, but it got to the point that I would make my Kindle read to me, and even then I’d fall asleep. Never a good sign. By the end of reading the book, I still had no idea where the plot was going, only that Melody was still proud to show off her baby bump, and Harmony was still an exaggerated version of a Christian.

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