Replication: The Jason Experiment

Clone Jason 3:3 is told that he has been created to save humanity and has just one wish before he is scheduled to “expire” in less than a month.

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.

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Emily Rachelle
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I won this book in a giveaway and flipped out when it arrived hardcover and autographed. I’d never read anything from the author, but hey, she won a Christy award once!
I was not dissappointed! This book was brilliant. I actually read it in one sitting. The characters really get to you, and the plot is chilling and inventive but so real. Lovers of dystopian, futuristic, scientifically-based, etc. stories will love it.

D. M. Dutcher
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I also read this. This is a good Christian thriller with a smart heroine who is interested in the sciences, and is well done for the most part. The heroine comes across as too competent at times though-a girl like her would probably have a lot more flaws than she does. 

It’s also pretty preachy. It gets noticeable at times, which reduces some of the appeal. But it’s good, especially for a teen girl who likes medical-style thrillers. 

E. Stephen Burnett
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I’m curious — what kind of “preachy”?

Everyone preaches, some better than others — including novelists. And we all know great preaching and not-so-great preaching. (Your remark helped me remember that!)

D. M. Dutcher
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Sorry I missed this follow-up. If I remember right, there was a lot of straight-up preaching in the book, either by the main character, or the random pastor friend guy. It was noticeable enough to break immersion slightly, mostly with Pastor guy.

E. Stephen Burnett
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“Immersion.” I hadn’t thought of this before, but: is it therefore better to believe in a “sprinkling” of preaching rather than an “immersion”? (Really, though, I’d prefer the “preachiness” more akin to relative humidity: in the very air of a story.)