Vitro by Jessica Khoury
Vitro was one of the best books I’ve ever read. Mind-blowing. A science-fiction book that readers will grab and won’t let go until the last page. Sophie has lived most of her life in America with her father, while her mother, Moira, stays on Skin Island and researches for a company called Corpus. Sophie has always wondered about her mom and wants to one day join her in research. So when Moira sends Sophie a message saying that it’s an emergency and she needs Sophie, Sophie quickly grabs the opportunity to meet up with her mother. But Skin Island isn’t was it seems. They are creating Vitros; beings that were bred in test tubes and specialize in body-guarding, intelligence, domestics, and much more. But there’s a catch: the first person a Vitro look at, the Vitro imprints in. This means that the Vitros world fully revolves around the person they imprint on, they follow commands of this person, and have a great sense of dependency on this person. One could say Vitros are like slaves. When Sophie discovers this on Skin Island and that one of the Vitros is her twin: she questions how her mother could allow such a thing to occur and springs into action. Oh did I mention Sophie’s friend Jim is her accompany on this quest and man does he get tangled into a mess. Centering on themes of identity, family, love, and life this book will make you glad you picked it up. Honestly, this is such a good book. There isn’t a lot of romance going on, instead this is more of an action and science packed novel. So if you’re into science fiction this book is definitely for you!