Daily Archives: September 7, 2012

*Review* Origin – Jessica Khoury and Giveaway!!


Jessica Khoury

372 pages

ISBN: 9781595145956

Read 9-6-12

Format: ARC Paperback

Source: Gifted

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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 book was really something!  I truly enjoyed it and thought it was very creative, vivid and…wow.   It was very surprising and really incredible.  There are secrets all over the place in the compound that Pia is never allowed out of and she has never before had a taste of the outside world until the storm that puts a whole in the fence.  In the beginning, the world of the compound feels so small, and we feel caged right along with Pia, who at first doesn’t feel like she is in a cage at all.  Once out in the jungle, the world becomes vibrant and marvelous. Continue reading


Filed under 4.5 Stars, Fiction, Giveaway, Science Fiction, Young Adult