Thursday, January 17, 2013

Review: Origin by Jessica Khoury

Title: Origin
Author: Jessica Khoury
Series: N/A
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: September 4, 2012
ISBN13: 9781595145956
Format: Hardcover, 394 pages
Genre: YA, sci-fi, romance
Source: borrowed from library
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.
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