Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is Vitro by Jessica Khoury.
Series: Origin (Companion)
Release Date: January 14th, 2014
Waited on by: Blythe
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 visit 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.
So...the characters are stranded on a remote island (called SKIN FREAKING ISLAND, no less), with essentially mutants surrounding them, and a missing mother? YES, I WANT THIS. Also, Origin (the book to which this is a companion novel) has been received well by trusted friends of mine, so that only intensifies my anticipation for this one.