Waiting on Wednesday #5: ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. You can head over there to check out lots of other bloggers’ “Waiting” selections…

As for me, this came across my computer the other day:

Origin by Jessica Khoury. Release date: September 4, 2012 from Razorbill.  It’s blurbed as a cross between Lost and Matched.  I’m also loving the cover art.  Here’s the description 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.

Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever, no matter the cost. This is a supremely compelling debut novel that blends the awakening romance of Matched with the mystery and jungle conspiracy of Lost.

This looks like a fun read, and I can’t wait! (But I guess I’ll have to.) What are you waiting on this week?

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Posted April 25, 2012 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 4 Comments


4 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #5: ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury

  1. This sounds really, really good! I’ll have to add it to my list of things to read. I do like the cover – it’s different than a lot of what’s out there and very eye-catching.

  2. Books with a laboratory in it fascinate me, since I’m studying to work in one some day. Not that I’m going to do these kind of stuff :p It sounds like a really good read. So nice pick!