Waiting on Wednesday: Origin
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection on Making the Grade is:
An electrifying action-romance that’s as thoughtful as it is tragic.
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.
Just the other day, Jessica was tagged in a Lucky Seven game among author. In this hop they are instructed to do the following:
- Go to the seventh or 77th page of the WIP or latest book
- Count down seven lines.
- Copy the 7 sentences that follow and post them.
- Tag 7 other authors to do the same thing.
So here are 7 lines from page 77 of Origin:
“… As we walk, he begins telling me all the names of the plants we pass. I already know their names, but I don’t tell him that. He seems to think that scientists always want to know the names of things, and so I guess he thinks he’s being helpful. Anyway, I like listening to his voice. It’s deep and a little hoarse, as if he’s been yelling all day, and his accent makes every word sound new and exciting, as if he’s speaking another language I don’t have to strain to understand.
“Here is annatto, for repelling insects and curing snakebites. The girls say it makes a love potion, but I don’t believe them. They have all tried it on me, and I don’t love any of them…”
To see Jessica’s original Lucky Seven blog post, click here.
Yeah, pretty much all I can say is this: “SO. STINKIN’. AWESOME!”
Posted on April 11, 2012, in Waiting on Wednesday and tagged Coming Soon, Jessica Khoury, Luck Seven, Origin, Penguin Publishing, Razorbill, Science Fiction, September 2012, Thriller, Waiting on Wednesday, YA, Young Adult. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.