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(Corpus #3)

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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 year
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Razorbill
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This is a very thrilling, fast-paced story with lots of nature and a little sci-fi.

The biggest star of this book is the gorgeous, massive Kalahari desert in southern Africa. This is an incredibly atmospheric book to read, which will delight nature lovers.

The daughter of two zoologists, Sarah is a smart and capable teenage girl. She's spent her entire childhood living in remote research camps located in exotic places. In exchange for much-needed funding, Sarah's father has agreed to host an educa
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This was a great adventure and I enjoyed it much more than Vitro. Although all three books feature young females in an exotic location fighting Corpus, they are all three quite different. Kalahari was much more of an adventure and story of survival than anything else. It was very high suspense and I really enjoyed it.

There was much more of a romance than Vitro. Although Sam was not as swoon-worthy as Eio, he was still very sweet. Sarah was pretty incredible. I loved Pia, but Sarah was impressive
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I definitely have a soft spot for Khoury's Corpus series. They're more like companion books, really, but each time a new one comes out, I just know that I'll have to read it and that I'll really enjoy it.

Why is this? Well, because I know her books will always have a dash of romance, a couple of interesting characters, an awesome setting, some aspect of morality/depth, and most importantly, a whole heap of what I like to call...

... Scientist Sneakery! Yep, certainly sounds like a term I coined. W
Amy Leigh
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed so much in this book starting with the cover! It immediately drew my attention. The character building for the MC was great but not so great for the other characters. The world building was phenomenal and one of my favorite parts.

The evil Corpus labs are at it again with another highly unethical experiment.

Sarah grew up with zoologist parents and had a great education all over the world. She learned a lot of survival skills and more than most people want to know about animals. A few
Okay, time for a thoughtful review.
I'm not going to lie to you guys at all. I didn't expect anything from this book. This is not the kind of book I'd pick up on a whim or anything. I've never heard much about the series, so it wouldn't have gotten my attention that way, either. I probably would have added this to my never-ending TBR list, as I do with practically every new YA book, but I doubt I would've ordered it from anywhere.
What a disappointment that would've been, right? So right now, you
Cat Carstairs
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Guys. Guys.

This book was the best book I've read in a long time. I'm not kidding with you. If I could give this book 10 stars, I absolutely would!!!

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There's so many things that I loved about Kalahari. First, LOOK AT THAT COVER! It's DROP DEAD GORGEOUS AND NO ONE WILL EVER CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE. I know, I know, readers aren't supposed to judge books by their covers, but this book cover is perfection like I've never seen it.

The characters and the story line fit together with such satisfactio
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Erin Lynn
Wow. Now that was a thrilling read. Full review to come.
Hasna M.
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so obsessed with this book...I couldn't put it down! Even though I didn't realize it is a series, it still made sense to me! Amazing experience! ...more
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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good I guess. I didnt read the first ones so I dunno
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whew. Finally finished my reading challenge for 2019. This book certainly didn't go below my expectations. Thought I haven't read Vitro and Origin, the story wasn't directly connected to them so it was okay. Kalahari took us deep into the semidesert of the savanna, where elephants and lions roamed wild and free. The author's knowledge about wildlife and survival tactics is admirable, and it's really interesting to see them in the story. Its combination with man-made plague is thrilling and you w ...more
Dana Latour
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked Kalahari. It started off slow but the story built up. There were so many unanswered questions in the story but it all came together in the end. It was a real "OHHHH I GET IT" moment. It had just the right amount of romance too - it wasn't over powering the rest of the story. The Kalahari desert in general seems like a very serene place. I love the story and the way it was written. I really enjoyed the book and hope to read more of Jessica Khoury's books soon. ...more
Vivian Viveros
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought that the book was SO AMAZING! I really enjoyed the whole story. My favorite part of the book was how Sarah and the others find their way out since they got lost in the middle of nowhere. The book was very interesting and adventurous.
Tanvi  N. 8B
A very very very good book. You must read it!!!
Kit Haggard
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
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This definitely wasn't my type of read. i wouldn't have read it if I hadn't needed to for a challenge. The characters were okay but not real enjoyable. They all were so different from each other. So of course when things got rough it was hard for everyone to get things done. I'm just glad that everything worked out in the end. ...more
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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iish the One and Only
I would give this more of a 3.5, because it didn't really spark my interest. I felt like it could have had a better beginning, but it was a good read. It definitely had its moments, and it was better than Origin and Vitro, in my opinion. ...more
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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I received an ecopy of this book via First to Read in exchange for an honest review.

I've read and loved all of Jessica Khoury's other books, but this one has to be my favorite so far. I went into this book without knowing anything about it, besides the setting and the fact that it has something to do with experiments (the latter was just a guess, it is a Corpus book after all). I love going through books knowing little to no
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jessica Khoury has returned to the world where Corpus exists and is on the verge of eerie scientific experimentation. The third installment in this companion series follows Sarah, a girl who has lived all over the world, in all sorts of conditions while her parents recorded their scientific discoveries. Four months after her mother's death, five teenagers arrive to learn about life in the Kalahari desert. Suddenly, they're left alone after Sarah's dad and Theo, one of her parents' friends, go lo ...more
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
***I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads - First Reads program in exchange for a review***
I was excited to read a new installment of the Corpus books, after enjoying Origin immensely. That being said, I had high hopes for this book, and was disappointed in it from the very beginning. Perhaps I am just growing out of my enjoyment of young adult fiction, or I am just really getting tired of how shallow so much of it seems to be getting lately. In any case, this book was a disappoin
Fun adventurey thriller! One of my favorite THINGS is people being forced to survive in the wilderness under terrible conditions, so this was totally my catnip (despite some of the positively MINDNUMBING choices some of the characters made. If I'd been one of those city kids, I %100 would have sued Sarah's dad for abandoning me in the middle of the desert with his teenage daughter, taking the only car, only satellite radio, and all the new food supplies with them). The romance is pretty useless, ...more
Feb 13, 2015 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this third Corpus book. I think I liked it more than the second. I especially enjoyed the setting as I don't know anything about the Kalahari. However, Origin is still my favorite because we learned more about Corpus and the people who worked for them. I feel like the last two books are mostly just teens who are constantly in danger in an unusual place. I would like a little more of the science. Maybe I preferred Origin because the main character was on the inside where the last ...more
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am glad I kept reading this trilogy. Origins didn't impress me much but Vitro was better and Kalahari was the best. Gripping and thrilling until the very end. ...more
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When a group of teenagers come to the Kalahari desert for a conservation research program, resident Sarah Carmichael is dreading the social interaction that comes with babysitting a rich couple, a know-it-all, a clown, and the nice guy. But after Sarah’s father suddenly goes off to chase some poachers, the babysitting is looking to be much more permanent. Sarah is left stranded in the vast desert with hardly any resources, a fear of losing her dad, and five clueless teenagers. If this wasn’t bad ...more
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book "Kalahari" by Jessica Khoury is filled with mystery. There is some information to help you understand my review. There is a girl names Sarah Carmichael who lives in the Kalahari desert with her dad. Sarah's mother died a few months before from a bee attack. A man named Theo helps them in the desert. Five teens, Joey, Avani, Miranda, Kase, and Sam, are headed to the desert for a educational safari. When a lion that is running lose trying to kill people, Sarah's dad and Theo set out to he ...more
Lexi L
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hope that this isn't the last book, there needs to be something that is all about the downfall of Corpus. Normally I don't read book out of order, but for this series it didn't seem to really matter, the only thing that connects is Corpus, so I wasn't completely lost on anything. Not a bad book, I wound't go around to people telling them to read this, but I would recommend this anyone who reads this. It has a little romance, but the main focus is their adventure/travels.
One thins I have to sa
Evie N.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dom Perino
In the book Kalahari, a group of kids are invited to go to the desert tour. The kids are from different parts of the world and have never meat each other prior to this vacation. Sarah who is in charge of taking care of the kids and the daughter of the man in charge of the wildlife reservation. The father ends up trying to go track a group of poachers, when Sarah realizes he is gone missing. They venture out into the unknown and discover many secrets about themselves as well as the Kalahari. They ...more
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Jessica Khoury wrote her first book at age 4, a fan fic sequel to Syd Hoff's Danny and the Dinosaur, which she scribbled on notebook paper, stapled together, and placed on the bookshelf of her preschool classroom. Since that day, she's dreamed of being an author.

When not writing, Jess enjoys spending time with family, playing video games, and oil and watercolor painting. She is also a professiona

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