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Origin - Jessica Khoury
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The jungle hides a girl who cannot die. An electrifying action-romance that's as thoughtful as it is tragic. 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... show more
The jungle hides a girl who cannot die. An electrifying action-romance that's as thoughtful as it is tragic. 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. "ORIGIN is a startling mystery played out in the vivid and lush Amazon jungle. In this deadly clash of science and nature, a heroine emerges. Pia clawed her way through the pages and left her mark on the landscape of my imagination as the almost tangible danger left me breathless."--Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of Tiger's Curse "I loved Origin's action, romance, and mystery--and I couldn't stop thinking about the questions it raised." --Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Across the Universe "Is this science fiction? It feels too scarily real. This spellbinding tale of the horrors of genetic engineering gone made is both thriller and love story, breathlessly paced and beautifully told." --Judy Blundell, National Book Award-winning author of What I Saw and How I Lied "A lush, dreamy page-turner that will live forever in the hearts of its readers. Pia may be the perfect antidote for those suffering from Katniss withdrawal." --Josh Sundquist, author of the national bestseller Just Don't Tell
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781595145956 (1595145958)
ASIN: 1595145958
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages no: 394
Edition language: English
Series: Origin (#1)
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Her Fine Eyes
Her Fine Eyes rated it
0.0 Origin
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** One-sentence summary: This felt like a debut that was rushed to press, and I wish the editor and publisher had given it more time to percolate, because in its current state the science (really magic, or myth) is convoluted, the characteriz...
traciloudin
traciloudin rated it
0.0 Origin
Typical YA fare--I enjoyed it. Plot centers on a girl's coming of age. She must choose to follow one of two paths: the future she always thought she wanted, or the future she now wants. Fairly fast-paced, with just a few too many characters to really keep track of all the aunts/uncles. She pulled of...
Word Revel
Word Revel rated it
4.5 Origin
Truth be told, I picked up Origin only because I saw the cover of Vitro, which I thought was gorgeous. I loved it the moment I laid my eyes on it and when I learnt that it's the second book in the series, I decided I had to read the first, so I would have a reason to hold the pretty white cover with...
Nannah's Bookbox
Nannah's Bookbox rated it
3.0 Origin
Content warnings:-animal abuse-racism-sexism(3.5 stars) What really attracted me to Origin was its concept and setting: a girl is made to be the first of an immortal race deep in the rainforest. Sci-fi in a fresh location (at least, in YA fiction)--what could be better? But it didn't take me long to...
Valz
Valz rated it
4.0 ORIGIN by Khoury, Jessica
I just can't believe how long it took me to read this book. Not sure why. It was a little slow in the beginning with a lot of characters to get to know. In the middle the story starts to move and the last third is exciting. Overall, the writing is excellent. Our heroine, Pia turns 17 in the Amaz...
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