• Lola and the Boy Next Door Review

    When I picked this book I was in the mood for a feel good romantic story. Stephanie Perkins knows how to write a fun heart-warming contemporary novel. This is the companion book for Anna and the French Kiss. [...]

  • Reason to Breathe Review

    In this book we are introduced to Emma (Emily) Thomas, her life seems perfectly normal from the outside, she is a straight A student at Weslyn High, editor for the school newspaper, soccer and basketball player but what happens when she arrives home is something she is not willing to admit, not even to herself.[...]

  • Fracture Review

    Author Megan Miranda launches her debut novel with the absorbing story of Delaney Maxwell, it should be just another day in her life but instead turns out to be the day she died, for eleven minutes she was under freezing water, for 11 minutes she was considered death. That should have been the end of her story, but life gave her a second chance and now her world will never be normal again.[...]

  • The Secret of Ella and Micha Review

    When Ella ran away from home she left everything and everyone behind, including her best friend Micha. For 8 months nobody knew where she was or if she was ever coming back, she decides to return home for the summer and is confronted with her past.[...]

Bumped Review

Sunday, April 17, 2011

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.
In this book we are introduced in the story of a society where humans loose their capacity to procreate over the age of eighteen because of a virus. In this world we follow Melody and Harmony, twin sisters living in very different worlds, while Melody lives in a liberal world where teens are encourage to have sex and get pregnant in order to surrogate, Harmony lives in a very religious restrictive one.

It's a dystopian novel set in 2035, sometimes while I was reading I felt overwhelmed for the slang and the story itself. Every chapter is written from Melody and Harmony point of view, since they are so far from each other it makes it interesting to try to understand their world.

Melody is preparing to be a professional surrogate at the age of sixteen when Harmony arrives to save her sister's soul, later on the book this may change. I believe the world Megan McCafferty made, as far as dystopian literature relates, is great, since dystopia is an often futuristic society that has degraded into a repressive and controlled state. Keep in mind the topics in the book made room for controversial point of views.

The story is a little complex for a teen audience, the sex scene is not descriptive but sex is a constant factor in this book, I believe it's up to you and your criteria whether to read or not this book. Overall I would recommend this book to dystopian lovers.

ARC provided by NetGalley
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: April 26th 2011 by Balzer + Bray


  1. I was really disappointed with this one. When I first read the summary of it, I assumed it would be a great dystopian read but the slang was used too much and the sex/drugs/partying was over the top (and I'm pretty liberal with those types of things being in books).

  2. Thanks for this great review.I want to read this book for some time now.
    Also I gave you the One Lovely Little Blog Award,so stop by my blog to check the post out. COngrats!!

  3. I forgot to mention that even though you've received this award,I wanted to present it to you because I really like your blog.

  4. Wonderful review dear! Thanks! Am bookmarking your blog to read more good reviews!

  5. Different and weird. I think I will like this one. ;) Great review.

  6. @Jessica: I agree with you the slang was annoying me

    @Mia: Thank you so much for the award! I really appreciate it!!. And thanks for commenting :)

    @Exchange host: Thank you so much I'm glad I can help :) , thanks for reading :)

    @Nina: Glad you liked it :)


Thank you for taking the time to comment. It makes my day and I read every one of them. ♥