Monday, January 30, 2012

Blog Tour ~ Review & Giveaway! Replication by Jill Williamson!


~Review Copy~
Replication [The Jason Experiment]
by Jill Williamson
Zondervan - December 2011
Amazon/Christianbook/Goodreads
Replication: Official Site

About the book:

When Your Life Is Not Your Own 

Martyr---otherwise known as Jason 3:3---is one of hundreds of clones kept in a remote facility called Jason Farms. Told that he has been created to save humanity, Martyr has just one wish before he is scheduled to 'expire' in less than a month. To see the sky.

Abby Goyer may have just moved to Alaska, but she has a feeling something strange is going on at the farm where her father works. But even this smart, confident girl could never have imagined what lies beneath a simple barn. Or what would happen when a mysterious boy shows up at her door, asking about the stars.

As the reality of the Jason Experiment comes to light, Martyr is caught between two futures---the one for which he was produced and the one Abby believes God created him to have. Time is running out, and Martyr must decide if a life with Abby is worth leaving everything he's ever known.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

Martyr, also known as Jason 3:3, is just one of many Jasons living on Jason's Farm. He will expire on his 18th birthday and his blood will be used as an antidote for the people who live above ground breathing toxic air. At least that is what he has been told all his life. He has never been outside and dreams of seeing the sky before he expires. But what if what he's been told is a lie and the air isn't toxic? What is his real purpose in life?

I started Replication not knowing how much I'd enjoy it. While I enjoy reading some science fiction novels, I haven't read that many books that deal with cloning. I'm so glad that I ended up really enjoying Replication and it was enjoyable from the beginning! :)

Some of my favorite characters were Martyr - the way he protected Baby and Hummer was so sweet and brave, his character just seemed so nice - and Abby - I liked the way she categorized things, in her mind, in a pro-column or con-column.

The doctors (except Dr. Goyer) were very creepy and how they treated the clones was so mean.

Replication made me think more about cloning and whether or not it should be done. I personally don't like the idea of it - for many reasons.

While Replication ended well, I would have liked an epilogue - that showed what happens later. But even without that, Replication was really good and I recommend it if you enjoy a good Teen or Sci-fi novel.

*I received this book for free for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

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34 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a great book! I'd love to win =D

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  2. That sounds like a really cool book! I've been wanting to get my hands on something by Jill Williamson! :)

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway! I have been really wanting to read this book!

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  4. I enjoyed this book as well. When I first started it, I wondered what world I had entered. The author does a good job of mixing the sci-fi with the 'real-world' backgrounds. Glad you liked it!

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  5. Thanks for reviewing the book, Melanie! I'm glad you liked it. And it didn't have an epilogue because I intended it for a trilogy. Don't know if it will get to be one or not. I'll let you know when I find out.
    :-)
    Jill

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  6. Hey, Melanie. What a great post you have here. I also loved Martyr and how he looked after others and how sweet he was. He had me laughing out loud at times with his thoughts on the world and figuring things out. Such a great book.

    P.S. Contest sounds cool (neat way to do it with the Rafflecopter, going to have to check that out) but I already have the book and am part of Novel Teen. Again, great job.

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  7. after reading your opinion, you got me interested.

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  8. I *really* want to read this book! :D

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  9. Great review and I wholeheartedly agree with you: I wasn't sure how I'd like it at first, but I quickly grew to like Martyr and the rest, as they say, is history! :)

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  10. Yeah, those Doctors gave me the creeps! And just the thought of cloning humans is...freaky!

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  11. Great review! I liked how Abby weighed things in pros and cons, too.

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  12. Wow! What a great review! I definitely want to read this book now! Thanks so much for the review and giveaway:)

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  13. This one sounds like a thought-provoking read, to say the least!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  14. This one seems very different! I'd love to read it!

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  15. Great review. Cloning is a very real issue, and I'd like to see how this author handles it. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  16. I've seen this book on quite a few blogs, I love the cover.

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  17. Sounds really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. The book sounds really unique, never thought about clones that way!

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  19. I didn't think of the doctors as creepy, more like wicked. xP Now, I'm thinking of reading more books on cloning. It sure is an interesting subject.

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  20. Your might be right, Evangeline. What might make use feel creeped out is that fact that are so wicked that they are scarry. The one was so mean that I was freaked out.

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  21. Sounds awesome thanks!

    Anastacia Russell

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  22. Sounds like a very intriguing read. Thanks!

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  23. Thanks for the giveaway! I hadn't heard about this book until now.

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  24. I would love to win this for my mom :)
    eg kaufman

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  25. Thanks so much for the giveaway! This sounds like such an incredibly interesting book and it's good to know you gave it high marks! (:

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  26. Great review this looks like an interesting read

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  27. I've read several excellent reviews on this book. It sounds so interesting. I'd love to read it.

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  28. Thank you for this great giveaway
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  29. I am dying to read this book! I am a part of Team Novel Team, but I joined before I got the chance to review this book (phooey!) Anyway... If I can be entered for this book I'd love to be, if not then good luck to someone else! =)

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  30. That sounds really interesting-it sounds a touch like 'The Island.' Thanks for the chance to win!
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  31. I saw that movie, The Island. It was good.

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