Summary ~ 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.
Jill Williamson is the author of the Blood of Kings Trilogy which I really liked. She is also a two-time Christy award winner. I was really excited to hear that she was going to be writing for Zondervan. (Kudos to them for paying attention, their teen line-up is great.)
I loved Replication, but it needed to be longer! I wanted more dialogue between Abby & Martyr and more description of Alaska. (Hopefully a sequel is forthcoming) The interaction between Abby and her peers is the strongest part of this story. Abby immediately attracts the attention of JD, a rich, popular jock who is also smart. Oh no, triple threat! JD’s problem is that he can’t make up his mind whether to be a jerk or a likable guy. Abby doesn’t want to write him off without reason, but she is determined not to be taken advantage of. It’s refreshing to read about a girl who isn’t just another victim. The contrast between JD and Martyr and how they treat Abby is very well done. I hope I haven’t seen the last of the Jasons!
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