Monday, April 29, 2013

Review: The Rules By Stacey Kade

Author: Stacey Kade
Series: Project Paper Doll # 1
Pages: 416
Source: NetGalley for review
Released: April 23, 2013
Publisher: Disney Book Group

 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, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane'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 her in 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. (Synopsis)


Let me start off by saying that this is the first sci-fi book I’ve read and I really enjoyed it. The story is told in present tense and also in flashback. We also get to see through the eyes of two characters, Ariane our main character, and Zane her prospected love interest. As soon as Zane was introduced he had his own chapter and after that they alternated. 

The characters: Ariane, I really liked her and my heart was really breaking for her when she would describe what they would do to her back at GTX, the facility where she was born and where she lived for the first 6 years of her life, until her “father” rescued her. Mark her father, took care of her for 10 years and he is the one that set those 5 rules that were never to be broken. He worked at GTX and would get the inside scoop if they were looking for Ariane. I liked him in the beginning but then he became suspicious. Zane was one of the popular guys in school but at home, he could not be any more useless to his dad, who was the head of the police department. I was not fond of him what so ever, he mistreated Zane way too often. Zane’s mom left a day before his birthday the year before so he’s been dealing with that. Jenna was Ariane’s best friend, she wanted to be Rachel’s friend and part of the popular group, but Rachel couldn’t care less about her. And then there’s Rachel, the mean girl. I must say that there was some major bullying in this book, not a lot but just a few and those were hurtful, obviously I did not like her, she was a bully and was only happy at other people’s expense.  

Ariane goes to a regular school and is supposed to be unoticed, but when Rachel humiliates Jenna, Ariane has had it with Rachels’ mean ways and wants to find a way to get back at her. That is where Zane comes in; he has come up with the perfect plan to get back at her because he is also fed up with her evil ways and he wants Ariane to be a part of it.
Ariane’s reaction to Zane coming up to her to talk:
Zane: “I need to talk to you.”
Ariane: “What do you want?” I stared at him. We had no classes together this year, and obviously we didn’t run in the same social circle. Because I’m allergic to bitch.
Lol, I had to share I thought that was a funny part. I literally laughed out loud!
Zane comes from “the popular group” so Ariane has no idea what he would want with her.

I thought the writing was great like everything flowed together very well and the plot was good, I was really into the story from the beginning. The story went at a good pace. I liked this book and I enjoyed reading it and I'm looking forward to seeing what's going to happen next in the story. I give this story 4/5 stars. I recommend this book to sci-fi readers, I think they would really enjoy it. 

XO Itara 


  1. I also really enjoyed Arianne and I felt for her too. I can't wait for the next one.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. The next one should be just as suspenseful, I'm interested to see what happens.

  2. I've actually seen quite a few good reviews of this book... and it is definitely on my TBR list... thanks for stopping by earlier

    Bethany @ Bythebookful

    1. You're welcome. I've seen some as well. I guess everyone's reviewing from Netgalley at the same time.

  3. I enjoyed this one too. I really loved the romance!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, I haven't gotten to the romance yet lol.

  4. I agreee! I loved this one! And this is your first sci-fi! I actually really like sci-fi books. You should check out more! :)

    1. I'm so picky when it comes to books, I decided to read this one and I enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.


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