That’s the first word that comes to mind today.
Because today is the TNT (Team Novel Teen) blog tour for Jill Williamson’s newest book Replication: the Jason Experiment!
Abby Goyer just wants life to get back to normal after the recent death of her mother and her father’s job difficulties.
But Martyr is one of hundreds of clones in the underground Jason Farms and Abby just returned from a trip to find out that her father up and moved them to Alaska.
Worse still, her father won’t answer any questions about his new job and Abby has enough problems on her plate trying to settle into a new school without having to worry about him.
In this exciting science fiction novel, Abby and Martyr struggle to discover God’s purpose for their lives while untangling the web of lies wrapped around Jason Farms.
Dynamite pretty much describes Replication as well. Having had the privilege of playing Abby Goyer in the book trailers, I was quite excited to get to read the story. Even though I had a fever at the time (a leftover from my recent mission trip to Haiti), I had a hard time putting the book down.
Author of the Blood of Kings fantasy trilogy, Jill Williamson makes her first foray into the sci-fi world with Replication. Cloning is a controversial issue, but Jill deals with it masterfully. Lovable characters and plenty of action (especially toward the end) keep the pages turning. Jill Williamson is definitely one of those authors who makes me grab a book off the shelf as soon as I see her name regardless of genre, plot, or title!
Martyr. What a fascinating name for a character. Martyr was definitely my favorite – not just my favorite character, but my favorite part of the book! His name fits him to a ‘t’ since he is always willing to sacrifice himself to defend the weak. Don’t let his innocence fool you, Martyr is incredibly intelligent and anything but weak. Also, not to give away anything, but Martyr’s decision at the end is just perfect. I won’t say anymore than that so you’ll have to read the book to find out what I’m talking about!
Jill did a wonderful job writing in Martyr’s voice and believably exploring his reaction to his first encounter with everyday things like colors, TV, cell phones, and snow, and with God or “the Creator of Everything” as Martyr calls him.
Abby was also a great character. Strong, smart, eager to take action. I loved her analytical style and her habit of counting the pro’s and con’s whenever something happened. However, her tendency to swoon whenever the oh-so-handsome JD Kane showed up made less sense to me, given how practical she seemed the rest of the time. Ah well. Girls! :)
There were just two little things that bothered me about the book. The first was a choice Martyr makes in regard to one of the bad guys, Dr. Elliot. Without going into detail, Martyr’s decision is understandable but seemed out of character for him. The second was Martyr and Abby’s growing fascination for each other that resulted in several kisses. Both characters were seventeen and at times, I felt a little awkward as the reader in the midst of those scenes.
All in all, Replication was a great sci-fi book! An original storyline, plenty of adventure, a great message about discovering God’s purpose for your life, and awesome characters make the book well worth reading. Although it’s a YA book, I think Replication is a great book for adult readers too. 5 stars!
[Note: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review.]
Exciting news! I’ll be hosting a giveaway of a copy of Replication, graciously supplied by the author! I’ll post more information about the giveaway tomorrow so be sure to check back for a chance to win!
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TNT or Team Novel Teen is a group of bloggers dedicated to spreading the word about clean teen fiction. Check out other posts about Replication: the Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson by clicking on the links below and check out Novel Teen for more information about Team Novel Teen.
ADD Librarian • Audacious Reader • The Book Fae • Books I Recommend • Book Nook 4 You • Bookworm Reading • Christian Bookshelf Reviews • Fiction Fire • Gillian Adams • Jill Williamson • Katie McCurdy • Kurly Katie’s Ruminations • My Story Shelf • The Pen and Parchment • Rachelle Rea • SLY Games • Terri Harr