11/11/12

Origin

Author: Jessica Khoury 
Pages: 394 
Publisher: Razorbill 
Format: Hardcover 
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads): Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life. Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.



My Summary: Since the day she was born, Pia has been called 'perfect' by everyone she knows. The result of a successful genetic experiment, Pia is the first immortal human being ever to walk the Earth. But she is a secret to mankind, isolated in the Amazon rain forest in a secret compound run by scientists. 

Pia longs to see the outside world, but she's never gotten the chance. But when a new scientists comes to the compound and tells Pia about the ways out of Little Cam, things begin to spiral out of control. Pia must choose: true love, or the fulfillment of her dream.

My Thoughts: Origin was an incredibly refreshing read! I couldn't wait to jump in and get started, and when I did start I couldn't get myself to stop. Khoury works wonders with words, weaving an incredible setting seamlessly together with an amazing story. I loved every minute of Origin!

I loved the characters. Each had a personality of their own and played their own part in the story. My favourite was definitely Eio, but Uncle Antonio is a close second!

Final Thoughts: I definitely recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys sci-fi and fantasy, as well as romance.  

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting concept! I will have to give this a try. Thank you for the informative review.

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