Thursday, January 12, 2012

Replication: The Jason Experiment by Jill Williamson

Genre:  YA Christian Science Fiction

Description (taken from Jill Williamson's website):
Someone is covering up multiple secrets…

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.

When I first started this book, I wasn't so sure about whether or not I'd like it.  It starts out from Martyr's point of view which is in a very different, sci-fi world.  And then it moves to Abby which is like any normal teenage girl.  Two opposite ends of the spectrum, but they meshed together pretty well.  This book makes you question whether or not clones are human enough to have basic rights.  It's also a story that involves doing the right thing even when it's difficult.

Overall, I enjoyed this book.  I would recommend this to anyone interested in reading a young adult story about clones.  However, if you're going to get hung up over prayer, God, and religion, then you probably won't get past that in this book.

Thanks goes to Zondervan Publishing and Netgalley for providing me a review copy of this book.

Challenges:  Young Adult Reading Challenge


  1. Hi Manda Rae,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm also trying out more sci-fi.

  2. This book caught my eye when I first read about it. I might have to give it a try. I am discovering all kinds of great reads that are out of my norm. Great review.


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