Kalahari

By Jessica Khoury

Deep in the Kalahari Desert, a Corpus lab protects a dangerous secret…
But what happens when that secret takes on a life of its own?
 
When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. It’s up to Sarah, the daughter of zoologists, to keep them alive and lead them to safety, calling on survival know-how from years of growing up in remote and exotic locales. Battling dehydration, starvation and the pangs of first love, she does her best to hold it together, even as their circumstances grow increasingly desperate.
 
But soon a terrifying encounter makes Sarah question everything she’s ever known about the natural world. A silver lion, as though made of mercury, makes a vicious, unprovoked attack on the group. After a narrow escape, they uncover the chilling truth behind the lion’s silver sheen: a highly contagious and deadly virus that threatens to ravage the entire area—and eliminate life as they know it.
 
In this breathtaking new novel by the acclaimed author of Origin and Vitro, Sarah and the others must not only outrun the virus, but its creators, who will stop at nothing to wipe every trace of it.

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Having read both Origin and Vitro quite recently, I must say, I liked Kalahari the least of the three. Which isn’t to say I still didn’t like it a whole lot.

If there could be a formula to these books, one has emerged: teenage girl must fight a deadly Corpus secret with help of cute, smart, and charming guy.

It’s not a bad set-up. But after three books, I’m ready for the Corpus lid to get blown open. I’m ready for the pieces to start to connect before. So far, the only thread the books share is one about Corpus. So I’m ready to dig deep and get into that.

Kalahari was every bit as page-turning, exciting, and entertaining as Origin and Vitro. In was set in another dreamy, fantastical location which made for some pretty amazing writing about nature. In true me fashion,  I ate it up like candy. I am pretty obsessed with this series. I saw on Twitter Khoury has a new book coming out…but it’s not one from this series. 😦

I’m going to start taking bets on where the next book in the series will be. So far we’ve had the Amazon, a tropical island, and the Kalahari. Where will Corpus strike next? Australia? Or somewhere less exotic and tropical like Iceland?

I will be waiting the next in the series with bated breath. And I’ll probably read Khoury’s new book when it comes out to pass the time of waiting.

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