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Waiting on Wednesday #18: Vitro by Jessica Khoury December 25, 2013

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Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine. It showcases upcoming releases we’re anticipating!



My pick of the week is:



Vitro (Origin companion)


by Jessica Khoury


Coming: 11 January 2014


Publisher: Razorbill




A death-defying tropical adventure delivers a frightening message about dabbling with creation from the talented author of Origin.

On a remote island in the Pacific, Corpus scientists have taken test tube embryos and given them life. These beings—the Vitros—have knowledge and abilities most humans can only dream of. But they also have one enormous flaw.

Sophie Crue is determined to get to Skin Island and find her mother, a scientist who left Sophie behind years ago. She enlists hunky charter pilot Jim Julien to take her there. But once on the island, Sophie and Jim encounter more than they bargained for, including a charming, brilliant Vitro named Nicholas and an innocent, newly awoken one named Lux.

In a race for their lives, Sophie and Jim are about to discover what happens when science stretches too far beyond its reach.


Why I’m excited:


I came across Jessica during the YASH. I was so intrigued by her series that it immediately went on my TBR. I’ve been impatiently waiting for Origin to come in at my library for several weeks now. It has a feel like The Island that Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johannson were in a couple of years back from the description. I can’t wait to read them!



Why I need you to be excited:


Mysterious science experiments on a remote island? What isn’t intriguing about that?! Left behind by her mother and going off to find out what she’s up to? What does happen when science reaches too far? Do the characters see that they can’t play God? So exciting!



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