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...
Author: Jessica Khoury (Twitter)
Publish Date: January 14, 2014
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi
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?