Girls*Heart* Books: "Waiting On" Wednesday: Origin by Jessica Khoury

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Origin by Jessica Khoury

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly even hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we're super excited about. This week, my pick is:


By: Jessica Khoury

Expected Publication Date: September 4th, 2012, by Razorbill

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 supremely compelling debut novel that blends the awakening romance of Matched with the mystery and jungle conspiracy of Lost.
I've been following Jessica on Facebook for a while now, and the more I hear about this book, the more I want to read it. Though, look at that cover. This looks like one I'd just pick up and buy even if I didn't have a clue what it was about..
And the summary tiptoes on a dangerous ground- it brings up a favorite book of mine (Matched), and a show I'll be attempting to start, soon, and will probably like. Heightening the expectations. Though, I believe she's pulled it off. We'll see ;)

This is my, "Waiting on", what's yours?

1 comment:

  1. I'm anxiously awaiting for The Drifting by L. Filloon!! I found the first book The Binding by chance and instantly this writer became a fave of mine!!!


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