Origin Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the 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 sevent

Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the 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 thePia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the 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.

  • ↠ Origin ☆ Jessica Khoury
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  1. Jessica Khoury wrote her first book at age 4, a fan fic sequel to Syd Hoff s Danny and the Dinosaur, which she scribbled on notebook paper, stapled together, and placed on the bookshelf of her preschool classroom Since that day, she s dreamed of being an author.When not writing, Jess enjoys spending time with family, playing video games, and traveling the world in search of stories and inspiration Jess currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina She is the author of Origin, Vitro, and forthcoming Kalahari.

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  1. There are a lot of things I expected from Origin Mystery, a jungle backdrop and even a bit of romance But, wow I did not expect to be grabbing the edge of my seat, turning page after page in anticipation However, this novel is not for the faint of heart due to a few shocking scenes But carefully placed gentler moments are woven in with the call of the jungle Between the bitter sweet blossom of first love and the nail biting storyline, I was robbed of precious sleep I was captivated.The Character [...]

  2. I had the opportunity to blurb this book Here it is.ORIGIN is a startling mystery played out in the vivid and lush jungle In this deadly clash of science and nature, a heroine emerges Pia clawed her way through the pages and left her mark on the landscape of my imagination as the almost tangible danger left me breathless.

  3. It s done It s finally fucking done Thank god Now, die book Wanna know why I despised this book so much Check my status updates below for info Nearly everything that I hated about it is there.

  4. Originally reviewed on A Reader of Fictions.You guys, I have been so excited to read Origin Unfortunately, just because I think a book sounds awesome does not mean that it actually will be Sadly, I found Origin to be an entirely disappointing read for me, full of mistreatment of animal, bitching, and unsurprising plot twists.Origin kicks off with animal torture Yup They believe in animal testing in Little Cam, the scientific community where Pia has lived all of her life In the first chapter, she [...]

  5. Reminiscent of Lost, Origin takes place in the Rainforest where scientists are experimenting, and Pia is their most prized subject Born and raised in a small secret village, Pia has never left the compound, has never seen anything other than the same old faces, the same old sterile labs and homes until now Fascinating in itself, this story is told in a wonderfully vivid setting that sets the perfect mood for the reclusiveness of this secret scientific project I can t say that I m very familiar w [...]

  6. I was lucky to read an ARC of Origin but am unable to recommend this book Pia, a generically beautiful and perfect immortal has been raised in a science lab hidden in the jungle She hopes to one day create her own race of immortal beings and have lifetime long companions When a hole in her electric fence appears, Pia enters the jungle for the first time and meets Eio, a beautiful indigenous teen who is the first person Pia has met who is her own age While Origin has elements that flirt with dyst [...]

  7. Two words Pet Jaguar.Bonus The Forbidden Wish was such a great surprise that I m curious to see how this one goes

  8. Goodness This was Whoa Rating 4.5 starsOrigin was pretty spectacular It is hard to believe now, after I m done, to think that I wasn t even planning on reading it anytime soon In fact I was completely skeptical towards it I don t know what it was, really, that made me hesitate All I know is that after I saw the book trailer I thought why not I could give it a try In fact, damn It was a good book trailer, alright It caught my attention and it got me to read the book, and I m so very glad I did.So [...]

  9. Other than the prose, there is only one element of the book that was well done Pia Her thoughts and emotions came across as very real, and never once did her actions feel forced.But as for everything else Ugh, where to begin We ll start with Eio a romantic hunk and too stupid to live Sure, I get that he s in love, but some of his actions are just bona fide idiotic view spoiler I mean, what the hell do you think you re going to accomplish by throwing yourself against an electric fence hide spoile [...]

  10. This reminded me a great deal of Matched Although this story is well organized and fully developed compared to Matched, certain things in it made me not enjoy it as much But then I remember Eio and I want to give it several stars P Jessica Khoury is definitely an author I will be keeping an eye on.I really enjoyed this book although a lot about it made me very uncomfortable The lengths people would go for science It was really disturbing and nearly nauseated me at times when they really explor [...]

  11. 4.5 A very special book About a girl who knows too muchd nothing at the same time It is not the best Sci fi you will read, it doesn t have the best character or character development, but the plot and mystery are interesting and the lesson it teaches is worth it We were too greedy, grasping for immortality too soon Perhaps if we had only been patient, content to wait, we would all have forever in the end La jungla esconde a una chica que no puede morir Despu s de leer eso obviamente el libro pic [...]

  12. From my blog Auntie Spinelli ReadsDNF WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD I usually hate to include spoilers in any review, but the reason I put this down is based off of a spoiler, so that s most of what this review will entail.I think my hopes for this one were much too high before I picked it up The story was decent The originality was great The charactersI love the premise, really I do A flower that can make people immortal and a perfect being with impenetrable skin is awesome There was a lot of science [...]

  13. Rating 2.5 Stars I feel as if my journey withOriginhas been a tough one For starters, it took me nearly a week to finish, which may not seem very long, but for me it is looong Not only that, but I was completely baffled and utterly torn over what rating I should ultimately bestow upon it You see,Originhad a lot to love, but it had, in equal parts if not , aspects of it which I didn t enjoy Unfortunately, I feel as if the negative aspects of this novel trumped the positive ones and I am forced to [...]

  14. Read through it again The final print version is so amazing It is so much than just a story about boy meets girl.I was lucky enough to be a BETA reader in the earlier stages of this book Within the first few pages of the book I knew it was something special I can t wait to read the final version of the book This is going to be the next big thing in Young adult fiction This book is truly original you won t find any cliches here Make sure you start reading when you can read the whole thing There [...]

  15. I m torn This was a phenomenally imaginative and beautifully narrated story of immortality and living life fully The prose was captivating, the depictions vibrantly written But the ending is hurting me because it could have been so much better But then I realize that it s realistic for everything to not be all peaches and cream, which is most likely why the author concluded it this way So that s why I m torn Because for the sake of the story and my feelings, a certain ending could have easily b [...]

  16. BOOK REVIEW Origin by Jessica Khoury.I really didn t know what to expect from this book when I started which made me enjoy this book much than others I know who have read it Even though this book is a part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone book I wasn t ready to get hooked on a series so this book was perfect and dragged me out of my never ending slump.I absolutely adored the science aspect of this book I was hooked form the very beginning and I grew a thirst for knowledge I wanted t [...]

  17. Originally reviewed on The Book SmugglersIn the heart of the rainforest, there is a scientific lab and living compound called Little Cambridge Little Cam houses some of the world s top scientific minds, including geneticists, biochemical engineers, botanists, and entomologists It also hides a girl named Pia seventeen years old, immortal, and perfect The fruit of five generations of genetic experimentation and injection of a toxic, but immortality giving extract from the rare bloom, elysia, Pia i [...]

  18. Ob as prem am, i si nezalo i poli ku hl pe knihy Pre knihy, nie s a tak zle nap san , s s dobr m n padom, dobre sa taj ale s neskuto ne hl pe Varovanie sarkazmus.Pia je v sledok piatich gener ci genetick ch mut ci dok e be a bez prest vky 30 min t, sk ka 2 metre do v ky, ni na svete nepreraz jej ko u, je im nna na v etky choroby, m perfektn pam , perfektne presn zmysly, reflexy ako ma ka, nikdy nezostarne a je nesmrte n chyt te sa u na to ozna enie hl pa Cel ivot ije v uzavretej kol ni niekde up [...]

  19. This book was AWESOME There s something truly captivating about this story, I was not able to put the book down Origin is a fantastic YA debut by author Jessica Khoury that will keep you frantically flipping the pages until you reach the end and thinking about it long after you ve put the book down.Origin introduces us to Pia, an immortal created at Little Cam, a scientific community hidden in the middle of the rainforest Pia is perfect, and has been told so her entire existence Her skin is impe [...]

  20. Disclaimer This review is based on an advanced copy of the book.WHAT I DISLIKED I wished Eio were a stronger character some of his decisions were difficult to believe The Ai oan people also felt largely one dimensional And sometimes the whole science is evil thing was a bit too much.WHAT I LIKED Pia is lovely, as is Khoury s writing The book, surprisingly and refreshingly, is stand alone The plot is largely a fresh one, which brings important issues of morality into play The jungle setting is GO [...]

  21. I wanted to love this, and there was a lot to love, but there was also a lot to stop me from really falling for this novel.On the one hand, there are many things to commend It s clear Khoury did very extensive research she didn t just decide, oh, well, I think a jungle would be all cool and mysterious She researched it very thoroughly, and it shows As part of the Breathless Reads, this is labeled Breathless Beauty, and I can see why At times, the writing was exceptionally beautiful dramatic or p [...]

  22. I loved this read Was tempted to give this a 5 star rating but decided I couldn t quite stretch my rating that high There is so much going on in this book and the story keeps you tied to it til the very end where everything is wrapped up nicely as it should be Pia is an immortal girl, born in the jungle in a secret laboratory She is bio engineered to be what she is and is only one of her kind Raised in the jungle, she is kept away from the outside world Not only is she not allowed to venture out [...]

  23. 4.5 but I m rounding up I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book and I still can t get over how much I loved it The beginning was a little slow for me which is why I m giving it 4.5 and not 5 I think what I loved most about this book is that it is stand alone These days, authors of YA fiction have been dragging out stories, which is great because it gets teens to read, but at the same time, it s very hard to commit to an entire series Origin was great because it was excellent in its own rig [...]

  24. The two books I read immediately prior to this were thrilling YA romances entertaining, but quickly forgotten and I was sort of expecting of the same Origin completely exceeded my expectations, and I was surprised by the level of depth it achieved at least for me Origin deals with some pretty heavy themes, and because of this I think it ll be a love hate kind of book Some will definitely find the approach heavy handed or uncomfortable in its depiction of the natives and scientists, but it worke [...]

  25. Lots of mixed reviews for this book so I was pretty hesitant to read it But I have to say I enjoyed and liked it I think the concept for the book is freakin way awesome and loved the writing style kept me highly engaged Look forward to reading books by this author.

  26. Read of my reviews at Dazzling ReadsVividly Imagined, Compelling and Highly Refreshing Wow, where should I start Jessica Khoury s debut novel impressed me to the core Origin is unique and marvelous story where science, magic, reason and emotions intertwine to deliver a well thought out story with moral and philosophical content Origin takes place in the middle of the rainforest Here, a group of scientists have establish a small community in order to find the flower containing an elixir capable [...]

  27. Pia is perfect, and she knows it It s what the scientists at Little Cam have called her since she was born, and they make no secret of her origins Pia is no ordinary sixteen year old she has a photographic memory, has cat like reflexes, and impervious skin She cannot be killed, and will live forever But than that she s being trained as a scientist so that she can run the Immortis program, creating like her, starting with a man she can mate with Little Cam is a big secret, a high security compo [...]

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