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Author: Jessica Khoury
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin imprint)
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.
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
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.
Someone explain why I want this book so much. At first glance, I didn't think I'd be all that interested in this book, but I am. I so am, and I'm so jealous of all the people going to BEA who might get an ARC.
Maybe this is the year where I read books with settings I'm not used to. I can't really remember the last time I read a book with a jungle setting. Anyway, this book sounds like it might be interesting. :)