Waiting on Wednesday - Vitro by Jessica Khoury

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.

Jessica Khoury
Series: Origin (Companion)
Release Date: January 14th, 2014
Publisher: Razorbill
Waited on by: Blythe

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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.

What are you waiting on?

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  1. I've been really curious about this series. The first book has been on my radar for quite sometime :) Great pick!

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  2. Sounds very interesting! I haven't read Origin, but I'll definitely check it out!

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  3. OOH, the cover for this is certainly fascinating- I think I've seen some Origin reviews around- also was positive feedback.

    Awesome pick, Blythe! <33

  4. I haven't read Origin, but this one sounds so good! Gotta love a good sci-fi. Great pick! ~Pam

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  6. Oops...my link was all messed up in my last post. Let's try again:
    I still haven't read Origin but it's still lingering on my huge TBR list. I love sci-fi and this looks like it would be something I'd enjoy. I hope it meets your expectations Blythe :-)
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  7. This book sounds amazing! I'm all about lost islands and such!
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  8. Ah, I had no idea this was a companion novel. I haven't yet read Origin though so I'm thinking I should probably read that first... love this cover though!

  9. Oooh, it sounds very interesting and is it a companion novel to Origin? I'm thinking I'll get both to read them together!

  10. I don't know about this one-I think the cover is lovely but I'm not quite sold on its plot. I will need to see some reviews as it's not looking like my kind of read yet.


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