Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Review ~ Origin by Jessica Khoury

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.

My Review
For me, this book wasn't just another light YA read. This book really made me think. Pia was born in raised in a lab in Little Cam. A secret hidden in the Amazon rain forest. She is smart, immortal, perfect. She has never seen or heard tell of the world beyond the fence of Little Cam. Sure, she has overheard a few snippets in conversations when no one knew she was listening. She has never felt the need to know anything more than her perfect little world. Until something changes. She begins to wonder what lies beyond the fence. After a tree falls and leaves a hole under the fence, Pia ventures into the rain forest where she meets Eio. A whole new world opens for her and she begins to question what she really wants. Freedom or her perfect race of immortals. She will have to choose. Will she make the right decision? Are things what they seem to be in her perfect Little Cam?

Origin was an exciting read. There were some great twists that I couldn't have seen coming. People aren't always what they seem.


I received this book from NetGalley for review.


  1. Glad to hear you enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing you wrote a great review. :)

  2. The premise reminds of that movie The Village where people are raised isolated and then find a whole new world out there. Veey fascinating concept. Glad this was a good read. I am going to have to check it out!

  3. Origin sounds so intriguing. I definitely like the sound of it and have added it to my list. So glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Great cover, too!


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