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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Vitro by Jessica Khoury
Sophie Crue is just trying to see her mother again when she flies to Guam and hires a pilot to take her to Skin Island. Her mother is a scientist working on the high-security island and Sophie finds out that her mother's project is to create test-tube humans with chips implanted in their heads. Sophie is plunged into a dangerous world where her own mother may be the evil force that needs to be stopped. Fortunately, Sophie's pilot is her childhood friend, Jim, and he is her partner in trying to save the Vitros from their fate. There's a lot of action in this book and many characters should be dead several times over. I found it to be implausible, but addicting the more I read. Lately I have read multiple books about scientists engineering people to do their bidding—including Phoenix Island and Undivided.