Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Number of pages: 400
Expected publication: January 14th 2014 by Razorbill
On a remote island in the Pacific, Corpus scientists have taken test tube 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.
Sophie Crue is determined to visit Skin Island and find her mother, a scientist who left Sophie behind years ago. She enlists hunky charter pilot Jim Julien to take her there. But once on the island, Sophie and Jim encounter more than they bargained for, including a charming, brilliant Vitro named Nicholas and an innocent, newly awoken one named Lux.
In a race for their lives, Sophie and Jim are about to discover what happens when science stretches too far beyond its reach.
I’m really glad that Jessica wrote another book for us. I loved her first book, Origin, and I am really curious about Vitro! What do you think about it?
Jessica Khoury is 23 years old and was born and raised in Georgia. She attended public school followed by homeschooling, and earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Toccoa Falls College. She lives in Toccoa, Georgia with her husband Benjamin, two terrible dogs, and an abundance of books, shoes, and sweet tea. When not writing, she’s usually directing stageplays or coaching soccer. Origin is her first novel.