Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Vitro" (a humanistic review by Lexi)

Hello again, our lovely Readers!!!!!

Today's novel stands out among its peers. It's Vitro by Jessica Khoury!

Summary: "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. With the help of Jim Julien, a young charter pilot, she arrives--and discovers a terrifying secret she never imagined: she has a Vitro twin, Lux, who is the culmination of Corpus's dangerous research.
Now Sophie is torn between reuniting with the mother who betrayed her and protecting the genetically enhanced twin she never knew existed. But untangling the twisted strands of these relationships will have to wait, for Sophie and Jim are about to find out what happens when science stretches too far beyond its reach." (Thank you, Goodreads!!!)

This novel is really interesting. Not only does it bring up the topic of who family truly is, and what ethical lines should or should not be crossed in science, particularly when it involves human lives. Also, what/who is or is not considered as human. It's a very good novel, toying with all of these ideas, plus adding in these characters that yank at your heartstrings or make you want to be empowered. This novel is seriously one of the best books I've read in awhile, especially with the subject of science and scientific breakthroughs. This novel has it as happening now, whereas you're usually overwhelmed with this futuristic new world full of technology. The plot is awesome and interesting, and you'll never guess what comes next on every page! This novel is truly great!

In Conclusion: If you like action-packed novels that make you think, read this ASAP!


5/5 vials


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