Usually I celebrate all the debut authors with book birthdays on a given week, but today it's all about Jessica Khoury. Why? Because this amazingly sweet author took time out before speaking at the Decatur Book Festival to come find me in my little booth and buy a copy of Destined. Do you know how honored I was? It was amazing.
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.
Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever, no matter the cost. This is a supremely compelling debut novel that blends the awakening romance of Matched with the mystery and jungle conspiracy of Lost.
So, if this sounds like something that would interest you, you should think about supporting this fabulously sweet author. You can find her book on Amazon or B&N. And you can find Jessica on Facebook and Twitter.