Origin by Jessica Khoury
Release Date: September 4
Publisher: Penguin: Razorbill
Description: “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.”
There’s been a ton of buzz on this book. It make me this of a sci-fi version of Renesme from Breaking Dawn. Remember the Amazon vamps with the half-vampire son? Yeah, something like that. I saw the trailer for this book, and now I totally want to buy a copy.
Check out this awesome giveaway called the Origin Olympics by the author of the book: http://jnkhoury.blogspot.com/p/origin-olympics_20.html
View the amazing Origin book trailer!