Vitro

Vitro

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On Skin Island, even the laws of creation can be broken. On a remote island in the Pacific, scientists privately funded by the mysterious corporation Corpus have taken test bue embryos and given them life. These beings - the Vitros - have knowledge and abilities most humans can only dream of. But they also have one enormous flaw. Seventeen-year-old Sophie Crue is determined to get to Skin Island to find her mother, a ascientist who left Sophie behind years ago. Witht eh help of Jim Julien, a young charter pilot, she arrives - and discovers a terrifying secret she never imagined- She has a Vitro twin, Lux, who is the culmination of Corpus's dangerious research. Now Sophie is torn between reuniting with the mother who betrayed her and portected the genetically enhanced twin she never knew existed. But untangling the twisted strands of these relationships will have to wait, for sophie and Jim are about to find out what happens when science stretches too far beyond its reach. From the brilliant young author of Origin comes a daring new novel the explores the question- When does science cross the line? Advance praise for Vitro 'With Vitro, Khoury has created something truly magnificent and unsettling. This story haunted me long after its final page.' Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy 'With vivid descriptions dripping with tropical heat and courageous characters who find themselves in the midst of mad scientists and dark conspiracies, Vitro is an exciting, action-paced tale!' Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Kingdoms ' With well-drawn characters, heart-pounding action, and terrifying technology, Vitro is what science fiction is all about. Jessica Khoury lulls you into a false sense of security with her beautiful writing and vivid descriptions before - BAM! - dropping you into the middle of a nightmare. You'll be blown away by what she has in store for you on Skin Island.' Jessica Brody, bestselling author of the Unremembered trilogy 'This book stressed me out in the best way possible! Khoury fills her plot with raw danger and suspense, leaving me breathless more than once!' Anna Banks, New York Times bestselling author of the Syrena Legacy series 'Khoury's debut captures the lush rhythms of the rainforest . . . The plot moves at breakneck speed . . . Utterly refreshing.' Kirkus
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 146 x 220 x 32mm | 500g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1595146059
  • 9781595146052
  • 728,927

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Advance Praise for "Vitro"
"With "Vitro," Khoury has created something truly magnificent and unsettling. This story haunted me long after its final page." - Marie Lu, "New York"" Times "Bestselling author of the Legend Trilogy
"Khoury has created a violent, thought-provoking tale that grabs the reader by the throat and doesn't let go." - "Booklist "
"Khoury's prose is crisp and her primary characters compelling. The scientific mystery...is fascinating and serves as a believable critique of the dangers of scientific research motivated by profit." -"PW"
"With vivid descriptions dripping with tropical heat and courageous characters who find themselves in the midst of mad scientists and dark conspiracies, "Vitro" is an exciting, action-packed tale that left me breathless!" --Morgan Rhodes, "New York Times" Bestselling author of "Falling Kingdoms"
..".the pace is fast and action driven. Teens will find this a quick read and will enjoy the references to Khoury's popular debut novel "Origin." - VOYA"
"Origin author Khoury has created a novel that addresses questions about how far experimentation can ethically go and at what point experimental subjects become more human than their creators. Fast-paced chapters...keep readers in suspense until the satisfying conclusion. In this refreshing offering, Khoury follows in the footsteps of sci-fi giants Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, and Anne McCaffrey." -"SLJ"
"Well-drawn characters, heart-pounding action, and terrifying technology, VITRO is what science fiction is all about. Jessica Khoury lulls you into a false sense of security with her beautiful writing and vivid descriptions before--BAM!--dropping you into the middle of a nightmare. You'll be blown away by what she has in store for you on Skin Island." --Jessica Brody, bestselling author of The Unremembered Trilogy
"This book stressed me out in the best way possible! Khoury fills her plot with raw danger and su
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About Khoury Jessica

Jessica Khoury (www.jessicakhoury.com) holds a B.A. in English from Toccoa Falls College. When not writing, she spends her time on the soccer pitch or traveling the world. She lives in Columbia, SC, with her husband and two dogs. Jessica is also the author of "Origin."
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3,830 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 24% (917)
4 34% (1,284)
3 29% (1,128)
2 10% (382)
1 3% (119)
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