Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Me on Waiting on Wednesay (79)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Origin
Author: Jessica Khoury
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin imprint)

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 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.

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. :)


  1. I'm waiting for this also! It sounds really great. :D

    My WoW

  2. I spotted this on Edelweiss! Not sure if I want to read it yet...

    ComaCalm's Corner

  3. This does sound interesting, and yet something keeps me from freaking out over it. Hmm.... I do love the interesting cover. It's unique compared to what YA tends to have.

  4. Oh, this does sound interesting! Not sure I have heard of it before. Great pick! :)
    My W.O.W.

  5. If I accidentally manage to snag this at BEA, I'll send it your way, then. (Somehow, last year, I ended up with books I didn't want. I have no idea how.)

    But it does sound interesting, doesn't it?

  6. I will be reading this for sure. Great pick. I love the title of your blog and posts. My WOW...

  7. This one is on my wishlist! It just sounds so different. :)

    Care to stop by my WoW? :)

  8. I really like the laboratory part, since I'm going to work in it someday :p So this sounds something that I will enjoy ^^ Nice pick!

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