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A fast-paced thrill ride that leaves the reader nearly breathless. A mysterious email from her mother sends 17-year-old Sophie Crue on a dangerous journey to a remote island. What she finds there will change everything she believes about herself and her past.
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Publisher Comments:

A death-defying tropical adventure delivers a frightening message about dabbling with creation from the talented author of Origin.

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.

Review:

“[T]he pace is fast and action driven. Teens will find this a quick read and will enjoy the references to Khoury's popular debut novel Origin.VOYA

Review:

“With vivid descriptions dripping with tropical heat and courageous characters who find themselves in the midst of mad scientists and dark conspiracies, Vitro is an exciting, action-packed tale that left me breathless!” Morgan Rhodes, New York Times Bestselling author of Falling Kingdoms

Review:

“Well-drawn characters, heart-pounding action, and terrifying technology, Vitro is what science fiction is all about. Jessica Khoury lulls you into a false sense of security with her beautiful writing and vivid descriptions before — BAM! — dropping you into the middle of a nightmare. You'll be blown away by what she has in store for you on Skin Island.” Jessica Brody, bestselling author of The Unremembered Trilogy

Review:

“This book stressed me out in the best way possible! Khoury fills her plot with raw danger and suspense, leaving me breathless more than once!” Anna Banks, New York Times Bestselling author of The Syrena Legacy Series

Review:

"Khoury has created a violent, thought-provoking tale that grabs the reader by the throat and doesn't let go." Booklist

Review:

"Khoury's prose is crisp and her primary characters compelling. The scientific mystery...is fascinating and serves as a believable critique of the dangers of scientific research motivated by profit." PW

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 Columbia, SC, with her husband and two dogs. Jessica is also the author of Origin.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595146052
Author:
Khoury, Jessica
Publisher:
Razorbill
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Ally Condie
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140114
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 384 pages Razorbill - English 9781595146052 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A fast-paced thrill ride that leaves the reader nearly breathless. A mysterious email from her mother sends 17-year-old Sophie Crue on a dangerous journey to a remote island. What she finds there will change everything she believes about herself and her past.

"Review" by , “[T]he pace is fast and action driven. Teens will find this a quick read and will enjoy the references to Khoury's popular debut novel Origin.
"Review" by , “With vivid descriptions dripping with tropical heat and courageous characters who find themselves in the midst of mad scientists and dark conspiracies, Vitro is an exciting, action-packed tale that left me breathless!”
"Review" by , “Well-drawn characters, heart-pounding action, and terrifying technology, Vitro is what science fiction is all about. Jessica Khoury lulls you into a false sense of security with her beautiful writing and vivid descriptions before — BAM! — dropping you into the middle of a nightmare. You'll be blown away by what she has in store for you on Skin Island.”
"Review" by , “This book stressed me out in the best way possible! Khoury fills her plot with raw danger and suspense, leaving me breathless more than once!”
"Review" by , "Khoury has created a violent, thought-provoking tale that grabs the reader by the throat and doesn't let go."
"Review" by , "Khoury's prose is crisp and her primary characters compelling. The scientific mystery...is fascinating and serves as a believable critique of the dangers of scientific research motivated by profit."
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