Monday, January 30, 2012

Replication: The Jason Experiment by: Jill Williamson (win a copy for FREE!)

Martyr - J:3:3 - is only one insignificant clone out of hundreds kept in a facility - or prison! - called Jason Farms. He is content as he is, helping the brokens and learning new things, because he is told he has a purpose... to save humanity.

But Martyr has a natural curiosity to see outside the facility he is kept in. He knows he will "expire" soon... and his one last wish it to see the sky.

Abby Goyer weighs the pros and cons of living in Alaska and so far it would seem that the bad outweighs the good. Her dad may be caught up in something illegal, a guy in school just won't leave her alone, and then, if that isn't bad enough, she finds a clone in her bedroom!

Martyr must decide if living with Abby is worth giving up his purpose, which is starting to look like one big lie.

My thoughts:

I am a huge fan of Jill Williamson, and so I awaited this book in the mail with much anticipation. It didn't leave me wanting. The concept is amazing. I love scientific stories. The characters are unique. I love Abby because she is spunky and Martyr because he is so sweet and curious.

I was a little disappointed, however, as I felt some of the romance-y things puts in here were not necessary. I felt the book would have been a much better read without them.

Objectionable Content:

Language: None
Romance/Sexual Content: Three kisses. A guy in Abby's school takes an unhealthy romantic interest in her and in one sentence it specifies his eyes "wandering where they shouldn't be wandering." Talk of marriage.
Violence: Some fighting, not in detail. Some of the clones have needles inserted into them.
Drugs/Alcohol Content: None.

Some extras:

Visit the book's website.

Find out what your expiration date is.

Watch Martyr's book trailer.

Watch Abby's book trailer.

I reviewed this book for:

Team Novel Teen.

Team Novel Teen is a group of bloggers dedicated to spreading the word about clean teen fiction.

Check out other posts about Replication: The Jason Experiment by: Jill Williamson by clicking on the links below, and check out for more information about Team Novel Teen.

Read other people's thoughts on Replication.

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The giveaway:

The part you've all been waiting for, eh? :)

So. Jill Williamson has offered to give one commenter a hot-off-the-press copy of Replication: The Jason Experiment. For FREE! Due to the realities of shipping, this will only be open to the people of USA. Sorry, Canadians. I feel your pain (I'm one of you! :).

How to enter:

1). Leave a comment on this blog post either asking Jill Williamson a question or telling her how awesome this book sounds (leave your email address on the comment!).
2). Blog about the giveaway (and leave me a link!).
3). Facebook about the giveaway (tell me if you do so).

Be sure to leave your email address!!!

Giveaway ends February sixth at midnight. I'll try to post the winner as soon as possible! :)


  1. I actually have gotten this book from Zondervan to review...I haven't gotten to it but I was so excited once I had gotten...after waiting and waiting. I just cannot wait to read it! It looks so good :) And the cover is very cool too. My question...what helps you make you characters come to life in your books?
    I blogged about it here:

    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

  2. can just count it as advertisement :) Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

  3. Sierra,
    Making my character's come to life is kind of like acting--but only in my head. No standing in front of an audience or memorizing lines. But I do have to think hard about who each person is and what they would think, say, and do at all times. It's pretty fun. Especially with Martyr.


  4. Thanks so much for your review! :-)

    You know, I struggled over those kiss scenes, and I appreciate your pointing it out that it bothered you. I think I'm going to start a discussion about this topic over on the Team Novel Teen loop to see what people have to say. I hope that you'll chime in. :-)

  5. Great review, Book Nook. I am also part of Novel Teen and this tour so I won't be entering your giveaway (sorry). Just wanted to let you know that you had a good review.

  6. *Not an entry*

    The kisses didn't bother me, but I understand how some people might not be comfortable with them. Enjoyed reading your review. :)

    Here is the link to my review:

  7. So, I'm going to all the blogs in the book tour in hopes that, if I enter every giveaway, I'll have a higher chance of winning ;) Anyway, my email is and I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! If I don't win, maybe I'll use my Gottwals gift card to snag a copy...

  8. (Please don't enter me in the giveaway! Thanks!)

    This book made me a Jill Williamson fan. I can't wait to check out her other books (like the Blood of Kings series ~ so want to read that one!)! You summed up Replication well: amazing. :)

    (Oh, and I thought you might want to know, you wrote The Merchant's Daughter in that blurb about Team Novel Teen.)

  9. What a great, thorough review. I enjoyed reading it. Yeah, JD's romantic interest in Abby was kinda creepy! I was like take a hint--or, more accurately, a direct rejection--and leave! :-P

  10. Soo....

    Has anyone won yet? My comments are finally working... <_<