Monday, November 26, 2012

Book Review: Origin by Jessica Khoury

This book was such an original idea. As the phrase on the front reads, "The jungle hides a girl who cannot die." From that phrase on, I was hooked. This girl has grown up in a gilded cage believing life to be perfect and meaningful, only to find a loose string in her once perfect life and after tugging, her life begins to unravel. I loved the characters and the intrigue within the book. It has quite an interesting ending! (in a good way)


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.

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