With the 5th and final season of Orphan Black coming at us on June 10th, it only makes sense that the shows fans are both excited, and in mourning all at once. It’ll be sad to say goodbye to such an amazing show, but I for one, am glad that they’re ending the show, and wrapping up the story before any of us have time to grow tired of it. But that doesn’t mean that we’re not excited about the new season, or that we don’t need a way to fill the time between now and then. See, that’s where I come in. Readers (who also happen to be Orphan Black enthusiasts), I’ve made a book list for you, based on books that I think our favorite clones would enjoy. So sit back, grab a mango or two, and get ready to see what YA novel I think the members of #cloneclub would be down to read.
1. Sarah Manning = The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett
Sarah isn’t known for playing by the rules, and we know that from the moment we meet her. In fact, she slips in Beth’s life just a little too easily, so even though Sarah is a bit less nefarious than Lirael, I think she’d enjoy reading about this duplicate girl who must kill her double and live in her shoes.
2. Cosima Neihaus = The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
Cosima is our favorite scientist lady, so it only makes sense that she’d be curled up reading this story of survival as an unknown virus sweeps through a small island town, killing tons and leaving others searching for a cure. She’d connect with Kaelyn, and not just because they both have cool names.
3. Rachel Duncan = Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
This world featuring girls created from test tubes and pecking orders seems like just the thing that would pique Rachel’s interest. It’s twisted, and to be honest, she probably wouldn’t like the main character, but she’d enjoy watching the teachers as they rule over the girls with an iron fist, much like Rachel runs the Dyad Institute.
4. Helena = The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Helena is one of my favorite anti-heroes ever. So it’s only fitting that she would want to read about one of my favorite book affiliated anti-heroes. Cosima is an assassin, who is scary, but also so loyal and lovable that she’d do anything (honestly anything) for her friends and family. Alex is the same, as she takes on the role of vigilante/anti-hero in this novel. Helena would feel a bond with her, that’s for sure.
5. Alison Hendrix = Rockoholic by C.J. Skuse
Our favorite perfect ‘soccer mom’ turned butt kicker would have a good chuckle over Jody’s mishaps, which include accidentally kidnapping her favorite rock star. We all know that Alison has a way of ending up in weird situations, and Jody’s got the same problems, but both ladies are fully capable of handling themselves, too.
6. Beth Childs = The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
We all know that Beth was good at looking into killings and deaths, and her police work lead her into finding out some pretty interesting things about the #cloneclub early on, so I know she’d want to read about a rag-tag group of teens who are trained to profile serial killers. I mean, I know I’m not wrong.
Who else is exited for the Orphan Black premiere in June? What other books would you add to this list?
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