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Title: Origin
Author: Jessica Khoury
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publication Date: September 4, 2012

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 homeβ€”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 originβ€”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.


You can read the first THREE chapters of Jessica’s debut novel here.

Pre-Order:Β  Amazon | Book Depository

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4 responses »

  1. Thanks for stopping by yesterday. I’ve seen this book during my book explorations and I have to say you have a great pick. I can’t wait to read this book either.

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