Monday, September 3, 2012

Origin Review

Pia is an immortal, bred to be the first of a new immortal race. She's grown up in a secret lab in the Amazon Rainforest where she has never left. She knows little about the outside world and the scientists she lives with are forbidden to speak of it. One day she will learn the secret to her immortality, but first she must prove she is ready to join the team of scientists that created her.

On the night of her seventeenth birthday she escapes through a gap in the electric fence and sees the jungle for the first time. She meets Eio, who lives in a village close by. Captivated by him she continues to sneak outside her secret lab to see him. As she falls for him, she begins to unravel the secrets of her existence which eventually means choosing between the live she's always known and the mystery of the world outside the fence.

Origin is a beautifully written story about an innocent girl searching to find the truth. Her world contains many secrets and wonder. Discovering the truth alongside Pia and watching her grow and learn is an exciting adventure unlike anything I've read before. Pia is a strong and extremely intelligent heroine placed in a gorgeous setting surrounded by tough choices. Eio will steal your heart as you watch him fall for Pia and try to protect her from the world crumbling around her. Watching Pia take her journey leaves you with sense of hope and a beautiful message about humanity.  

Origin by Jessica Khoury, is the first of five books to release from Penguin's Fall 2012 Breathless Reads. It debuts Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Be sure to pick it up because it is certain to leave you nothing short of breathless. I look forward to more books by Jessica Khoury.


  1. How'd you get a copy so early? ... I was curious about it when I read of it in Book Page... seemed like a cool story.
    Thanks for sharing your review. :)

    1. You're welcome. I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Origin. It's a really neat story very original, and a really unique setting.