Aug 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that showcases upcoming releases that people are very much anticipating.

The following book is one that I've been waiting on since I first heard about it forever ago. I'm mentioning it today because it comes out in two weeks (!!!) and because of the Origin Olympics, which are happening now and that you must compete in! If you didn't already guess it, I'm waiting on Origin by Jessica Khoury!

Title: Origin
Author: Jessica Khoury
Publisher: Razorbill
Publishing Date: September 4, 2012
Pages: 372

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. (Via Goodreads)

About the Author

Jessica Khoury is of Syrian and Scottish descent, and was born and raised in Toccoa, Georgia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Toccoa Falls College. Origin is her first novel. She still lives in Toccoa with her husband Ben, where she writes and coaches youth soccer. 

What are YOU waiting on this week? Tell me in the comments!


  1. This one sounds so darn good and the book trailer for it is AWESOME! We just featured it on our Book Trailer Thursday recently. Great pick! Happy reading.
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  2. This book is also on my TBR list! :) I can't wait to read it! Great choice!

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  3. I already have this one on my to-read list and I'm dying to read it. I can't wait. Great pick.
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  4. This sounds like a fantastic read!! 3 months !! Argh!!

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  5. Nice pick. I can' wait for this one either.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  6. Origin actually comes out Sept 4, 2012. So you will not have to wait much longer. Great choice.


  7. I don't think this sounds like something I'd enjoy, but I hope you like it when you get your hands on it!

    Books of Amber

  8. I'm excited about this one too, it's been on my TBR for a while. It sounds like it's going to be awesome! Great pick this week!

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  9. Sounds like a good choice.

  10. i'm really excited for this one too!! it doesn't sound like anything i've read lately. great pick :)

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  11. I've seen this a lot lately! I can't wait to read it!

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  12. Great choice, can't wait to read this one!

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  13. Great choice! I'm a new follower.



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