by Geoffrey Girard
hitting shelves September 3rd, 2013 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
description: Fifteen-year-old Jeff Jacobson had never heard of Jeffrey Dahmer, the infamous serial killer who brutally murdered seventeen people more than twenty years ago. But Jeff’s life changes forever when the man he’d thought was his father hands him a government file telling him he was constructed in a laboratory only seven years ago, part of a top-secret government cloning experiment called ‘Project CAIN’.
There, he was created entirely from Jeffrey Dahmer’s DNA. There are others like Jeff—those genetically engineered directly from the most notorious murderers of all time: The Son of Sam, The Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy . . . even other Jeffrey Dahmer clones. Some raised, like Jeff, in caring family environments; others within homes that mimicked the horrific early lives of the men they were created from.
When the most dangerous boys are set free by the geneticist who created them, the summer of killing begins. Worse, these same teens now hold a secret weapon even more dangerous than the terrible evil they carry within. Only Jeff can help track the clones down before it’s too late. But will he catch the ‘monsters’ before becoming one himself?
My thoughts: I'm teetering between being completely enthralled and completely freaked out by this premise. Clones that have been created from the DNA of the world's most infamous killers? This promises to be seriously twisted. While I'm excited about the idea, I know I'm going to have to be in the right mood to read it or I may chicken out LOL. But it is a male perspective, definitely a unique idea, and the cover is so cool. And the guy on the cover? He's wearing glasses and I saw in one early review that he is described as bookish. Kind of love that. :)