The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard
Seventeen-year-old Riven comes from a world ravaged by a devastating android war, a parallel world to Earth.
A Legion General, she is the right hand of the young Prince of Neospes. In Neospes, she has everything: rank, responsibility and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to find his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited back to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.
Thrown out of her comfort zone but with the mindset of a soldier and in a race against time to bring Caden home, Riven has to learn how to be a girl in a realm that is the opposite of what she knows.
Will Riven be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was destined to be?
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The Almost Girl is a book that I've been looking forward to read for the longest time. When the ARC's arrived in the office I couldn't wait to get my hands on one and devour it. It's safe to say that I really enjoyed this book. It was something refreshing and such a fast read despite the 400+ pages. I finished it in roughly two days and it really is a captivating book. The novel contains many of the expected aspects of a YA book: feisty protagonist with a rough history, a cute guy to drool over and some kick-ass friendships. Throw in some trust issues, mix it together with some high-contact battles, robots and brilliant one liners and you will have The Almost Girl.