Razorbill, 9781595146069, 384pp.
Publication Date: January 22, 2015
"Magnificent and unsettling." --Marie Lu, New York Times Bestselling author of the Legend Trilogy A death-defying tropical adventure delivers a frightening message about dabbling with creation, perfect for fans of Orphan Black. 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 get to 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.
About the Author
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 Greenville, SC, with her husband and two dogs. Jessica is also the author of Origin.