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. This is a supremely compelling debut novel that blends the awakening romance of Matched with the mystery and jungle conspiracy of Lost.
Origin comes out on September 4, and I'm so thrilled! It looks fantastic, and as I loved Matched, I'm especially excited about reading it. For those who are interested in reading Origin, I thought I'd let you know that the author, Jessica Khoury, is hosting an awesome giveaway on her blog! It's definitely worth checking out!
And be sure to watch the trailer as well!
~ The Bookworm