Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Project Cain
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. :)


22 comments :

  1. Holy moly. Dear god. I feel the same way. Love the idea and also completely creeped out. Definiteling going on my TBR list. Thank you!

    Melissa @ Sweet Treats and Thrilling Tales

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  2. That sounds like it is going to be super scary. I love it! Nice pick.



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  3. Whoa, that is such a different plot. I agree with you, it can really be great or really freaky. But I'm still going to give it a try. Great pick!

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    Michelle :)
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  4. Oh man, that is exactly where I am on this book. It sounds like it could be so potentially awesome, and I love the cover, but I'm not a hundred percent sure it's me. Also, it's apparently a spinoff of the author's adult novel, which gives me pause. Still, I hope for the best!

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  5. Despite the creepy awesome concept of the book, I can't bring myself to like the cover. Not a good one. At all. But I so look forward to read Project Cain. Yes. =D

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    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  6. I hadn't heard of this and WOW just wow. I *love* the creepiness of this. Like you, I think it sounds twisted and terrifying. Adding it to my "to read" list now. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  7. Awesome pick! I'm REALLY excited about this book too. I hadn't noticed the glasses - yay for bookish characters! XD

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  8. I honestly don't know what to think of this, especially as a YA - it's just too creepy to think about this actually happening!

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  9. I saw this for the first time last week, and it looks super creepy. Great pick.

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    Jennifer

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  10. Oh, I love the idea of this one, even though it also creeps me out! What a horrible thing to do to these poor kids :( This is the first time I'm hearing of this book and it must definitely go on my TBR! Thanks for pointing it out to me.

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  11. Oh gosh! This book sounds so intense! I love love the cover. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Oh dear goodness. I am right there with you - slightly horrified, slightly intrigued (mostly in a car wreck sort of way). What the heck... and it occurs to me now... what if the descendent of one of these serial killer's victims sees this book?! OMG. Interesting pick.

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  13. This is the first time I have read the summary for this book, it sounds super intense. I am definitely going to have to check this book out!

    Great Pick :)

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  14. Eeeek frightening! I can't wait to start reading reviews of it.

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  15. I'm completely freaked out! I just may have to pass on this one! Hope you enjoy it though!

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  16. Oooh that sounds awesome!!!! I'd never heard of it before thanks for sharing Becky <33

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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  17. This sounds both really amazing and extremely creepy. Definitely adding this to my TBR.
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    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

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  18. I have to say you picked out an interesting book for this week. Hope you enjoy it! Here is my WoW for this week!

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  19. OMG!! What a great choice. I know I wanted to WOW this also. It's definitely on my wish list.

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  20. HOW have I not looked into this one before! It sounds freakin' brilliant. Clones of serial killers? I am so there.

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  21. This looks very interesting--in a good way! Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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  22. This sounds creepy and intense! Great pick :)

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