Release Date: September 4th, 2012
Genre: YA Sci-fi/Romance
For some reason I thought I wouldn't like this. After the first 60 or so pages, I really didn't, but then the story suddenly did a 180 and I fell in love with everything about it!
This book really makes you think, and question what you know about life. The scientific aspects were fascinating, while the story itself dealt with something more complicated and important that science.
Mysteries abound and morals are questioned, all on the quest to create the perfect human.
I wasn't a huge fan of the insta-love between Pia and Eio, but for whatever reason it didn't bother me nearly as much as I expected it to.
Pia was the most irritating whiny brat in the beginning, but once she'd discovered the real world and started thinking straight, she became an admiral, strong character.
Origin is incredibly unique, and a wonderfully satisfying standalone!
Release Date: March 13th, 2003
The whole time I was reading this book, I had this weird feeling that I'd read it all before. It all seemed so familiar. It turns out that it's because I'd seen a ton of trailers for the movie right when it came out.
The premise is very promising and interesting, and it definitely delivers on all fronts. The world building is wonderful and the adventure and mystery in the novel were exciting and puzzling.
Nothing about the characters really stood out, but they were well written, and carried the story along.
The story was fairly simple, but I found myself wishing the book was longer and certain plot points had been expanded upon.
Definitely a wonderful read for all ages that will make many a happy reader.