Author: Jill Williamson
Publication date: January 1st 2012
Age group: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Cover rating: 4/5
Content rating: 3/5
Description via Goodreads:
A girl discovers her geneticist father is covering up multiple secrets---all of which are named Jason.Jason 3:3---known as Martyr---always believed his life had purpose. As one of the hundreds of clones living in a closed-off underground facility beneath an Alaskan farm, he has been told his genetics hold the key to saving humanity from an airborne pandemic aboveground, and his purpose will be filled on his upcoming eighteenth birthday. The problem is no such pandemic exists. Unaware of the truth, Martyr wishes for one glimpse of the sky before his expiration date arrives.
His escape leads him to the home of one of the scientists, and to Abby Goyer. As she helps Martyr, she can't help but notice his uncanny resemblance to the high school quarterback. Abby soon uncovers the dark truth behind Jason Farms and her dad's work, and decides to show Martyr his true value and worth. As Martyr learns the truth behind his existence, he must decide if his God-given purpose is connected to the farm, or if it rests in a life with Abby.My thoughts:
I was completely captivated by the premise of Replication: The Jason Experiment. It sounded absolutely fascinating and exactly the kind of thing I enjoy to read. I've been really getting into science fiction novels lately so was very eager to try this one out!
It wasn't perfect but it was actually pretty good. I thought it had a very strong start and I was finding it very hard to set the book down for even a second. I was very much drawn into the whole world and very excited to find out how it would all play out. I liked that we were given enough information to keep us interested but there was still an element of mystery throughout the whole book.
The writing itself was very good, I thought. It flowed well and was a easy to read. I am very picky when it comes to changing POVs in books. I think it only works when the characters are very different. Thankfully, that was exactly the case in this one! I liked getting the story from both sides and I especially enjoyed Martyr's view of the world.
Replication does not live up to other books in this genre that I have read but it was good and I'm sure a lot of people will get something out of it.