Waiting on Wednesday: Vitro

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Vitro
Author: Jessica Khoury (Twitter)
Publisher: Razorbill
Publish Date: January 14, 2014
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi
Pages: 400

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.
So, I've had a bit of a thing for stories of people with powers since, well, forever. Naturally, Vitro fits that bill, and if you've been a follower of this blog for a while, you'll know that yours truly also has a bit of a penchant for sci-fi. Score annnnd double score. In all seriousness though, I like the play on words in the title of this novel, I enjoyed Ms. Khoury's first novel, Origin, and I'm pretty sure I could devour all 400 pages in one sitting. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

44 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this author's first novel as well, and it's really interesting that she's keeping up with similar themes. I love a good sci-fi novel, and with a gorgeous cover like that, who could ever resist?! And that play on words is quite nice, haha. ;)

    Thanks for sharing, Melissa! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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    1. Right?! I'm so excited for this one, and I always love a good sci-fi tale ;)

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  2. This one is new to me but it sounds fantastic! I also really like that cover.

    Alise @ Readers In Wonderland
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    1. The cover is what actually caught me first and, obviously, I was totally sold after that because I'm a cover slut ;)

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  3. I met Khoury at a reading and she was wonderful! I haven't read her first book though, but someday I'll get to it. Great pick, Melissa. :)

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! That's so cool that you've met her. I really enjoyed Origin, so I hope this one is as good!

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  4. Haven't heard of this one, but sounds pretty interesting. The cover is definitely eyecatching as well!

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    1. I love the cover, and I'm so glad I'm not the only one!

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  5. Great pick! I love sci-fi books:) The synopsis sounds interesting!

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    1. Doesn't it, Eveline? I can't wait for this one...there's nothing like a good sci-fi :)

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  6. I love science-based stories, especially if they're not all that far-fetched. Sounds creepy and interesting!

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    1. I agree! Plus, with a cover like that, you'd better believe I'm sold haha

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  7. This sounds so good! Books seem more realistic when Science is the Bad Guy. It's like zombies...totally possible. ;) I have Origin sitting on my shelves, so I'm definitely bumping it up on my TBR.

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    1. I love it when a book tackles science vs. creation, you know? I'm devoutly religious, but I sure love me some controversy haha

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  8. I wasn't actually the greatest lover of Origin, hwoever Vitro does sound good so I'm torn over whether or not I'll read that one!

    My WoW

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    1. I hope you do, Jade! I think a bunch of people had some issues with Origin, but I have to say that this premise sure sounds fresh and enticing!

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  9. I still haven't read Origin, but I've wanted too since a long time. I need to see if my library has a copy or not.
    But I absolutely love the cover of this one! It's simple and stunning!

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    1. Isn't it though? I just love the cover, and I think it would look so pretty on my shelf. Nick, I also have multiple copies of Origin. If you'd like me to send you one, just shoot me an email at iswimforoceans(at)gmail(dot)com :)

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  10. This does sound really good. I love the cover. I've heard good things about Origin, but haven't picked it up yet. Great pick!
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    1. If you get a chance, Natalie, you totally should! Origin is good, and sci-fi is the next big thing...I just know it ;)

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  11. This author is new to me, but this sounds so good! I've been meaning to read more sci-fi for a while, I just need to pick the right ones and this sounds perfect!

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    1. Her first book is so good...and I think sci-fi is going to really take off in the coming months! I definitely recommend it :)

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  12. I never read Origin but I do love this cover. It does sound like something I would enjoy, if only I had enough time to read everything in existence..haha. Great pick this week!

    My WoW!

    Diayll @Mother/Gamer/Writer

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    1. Thanks so much for following, Diayll! I think this one sounds fantastic, and I'm glad to hear you agree! ;)

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  13. I still need to read Origin! I feel like I say that way too often - "I need to read this or that". I just need someone to pay me to read all day and run the blog, wouldn't that be nice? Though of course then it would likely feel like work and I'd lose interest. Dammit. I'm so hard to please ;-)

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    1. Haha aren't we all, Jenny? I have WAY too many books to ever finish reading them all...alas.

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  14. I have this on my TBR list too! Awesome choice for the week.

    New follower - Twitter, Facebook & Bloglovin'!

    Thanks so much for stopping by My Book Addiction!

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    1. Thanks so much, Toni! I can't wait to have this one in my paws :)

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  15. There's lots of 'futuristic'/technology books arriving in YA at the moment. I really enjoyed reading Altered a few months ago.

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    1. I have ALTERED on my shelf, just waiting to be read, as well. I think there's a great sci-fi vibe going on, and I'm definitely a huge fan! :)

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  16. I really need to read Origin still! And this one sounds amazing too.

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    1. DO IT! It's totally a great start to a new series...despite the mixed reviews :)

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  17. ooooh i didn't realize this was the sequel to Origin!! Sounds great!

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  18. This one sounds to me a little like The Mad Scientist's Daughter, though that was a historical book and this appears to be current/future. But this creepy science stuff is definitely compelling. Thanks for putting this one on my radar!

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  19. This sounds like a great pick! I love a bit of Scifi! Gosh... I can't believe we are starting to preview books for next winter.. Yikes. I feel like winter hasn't left yet. Still waiting on summer in the Pacific NW.

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  20. I thought Origin was good, but not great. I really wanted it to be more focused on other events than the romance, so I doubt I'll pick this up but I do love the cover and I hope you enjoy this one as much - if not more - than you liked Origin! :)

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  21. Stories about people with powers are usually awesome, so I'm excited for VITRO!

    Fabulous WOW choice :)

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  22. I still haven't read Origin yet. Vitro sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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  23. I haven't read Origin yet and usually I don't go for sci-fi's but I'm a biology student, so I love anything related to it. Vitro sounds very intriguing, definitely adding it to my tbr.

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  24. Woah, this sounds amazing! I can't believe this is the first that I'm hearing about it. I love sci-fi! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  25. I haven't read Origin, but I'm with you on loving what Vitro has to offer! Because I love me some sci fi. And some superpowers. But two in one? Now, that's what'll make this one a fantastic, unputdownable book, I think. Exciting!! Can't wait to read some early reviews for this one.

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  26. This cover is so pretty-I'm eager to start seeing reviews to see if this SF is up my alley.

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