Saturday, May 04, 2013


The jungle hides a girl who cannot die.

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.

Author: Jessica Khoury (Website, Twitter, Facebook)
Publisher: Razorbill
Buy online: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Book borrowed from the national library
(Actual) Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I have to be honest here. I neglected reading it the first time because of the book was due. I had to return it immediately to avoid paying for library fees. However, I really had to borrow it again because where I left off was where the truth will eventually surface. It's a very real journey to Amazon. I feel like I was with the characters, running with them in the rainforest. Discovering the unknown. Give me a jungle boy like Eio and I may start to like guys again haha, but really I thought I was in Amazon.. Ah books --what they do to you.

"Reminding me how fragile this life is and how easily it can be lost. Compelling me to live and to live well, while I still can."

I respect the author so much because her book must have had lots of science research to be done. She did a great job on it! The story is well-paced and very true. I can't help but think — why in fiction science becomes evil? Or is it? I'm a fan of science and it fascinates me but hesitation has come led me to a question and directed it to me. I just don't know. It might happen that science go haywire and against us. Maybe there are people who want to live forever. Be immortals-- to go far from mortals.

"The truth can pierce and destroy even the most indestructible of us."

There are people who only hope is to live life to the fullest and that their death may be of noble to others and in peace. Time is running out thus live with no regrets. Love unconditionally. Be content to how life has for all of us and go continue on forward. Don't give up to know the truth. Live without lies but integrity.

We all know though that we are still human whatever science has for us in store—we can't change humanity. At the end of the day, we will still be all humans. Humans, looking for the right things and wrong things in this world and especially looking for where we feel happy. Happiness.

There's only one way to end my review and that is live life to the fullest and read books! I recommend you all to read Origin!

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