Review: The Rules by Stacey Kade



Title: The Rules

Author: Stacey Kade

Genre: Young Adult

Publisher: Hyperion

Publication Date: April 23, 2013

Description: 1. Never trust anyone. 2. Remember they are always searching. 3. Don’t get involved. 4. Keep your head down. 5. Don’t fall in love.

Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Arianne’s survival – and that of her adoptive father – depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans, to hide in plain sight from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”

But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts Ariane into the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening – and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…

Review by Meghan Redmon:

The Rules is the first book in a new series – a series I desperately want to read more of. Ariane, a hybrid of human and extraterrestrial DNA, has been living by a set of rules since she was six years old. A set of rules she suddenly finds she can no longer follow.

At the beginning of the book, Ariane will do anything to follow the rules given to her by her adoptive father – especially number four, “keep your head down.” Throughout the book, she begins to accept herself, as well as see the truth about those around her.

This book is one that will keep you entertained from beginning to end – and leave you waiting for the next one. You can order The Rules (Project Paper Doll) here.