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Of Cinder and Bone by Kyoko M.
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it was amazing
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Dr Rhett “Jack” Jackson and Dr Kamala Anjali were working over the incubator at MIT. After more than 60 attempts, the genetically modified egg was still not fertilized. They put everything away in the lab and left for a party to unwind.

As the work continued, Kam thought about the asexual reproduction that a Komodo dragon is capable of; so they again prepared the egg and implanted it in a female Komodo. The egg implanted and grew – developing faster than expected. Within a month, the eggs were about to hatch. A news conference was called to watch the ground-breaking event. As Jack checked the eggs one last time with a stethoscope, there was no longer any sound of life in any of the eggs! They injected the eggs with an epi-pen to resuscitate them, but nothing happened. As Jack and a reporter were arguing about the failure, there was a sudden loud CRACK from one of the eggs! What will this mean for the project? For the whole world? Did a dragon actually survive?

Beautifully filled with vivid description, the author brings the reader right into the story. You feel like you are right there with the characters, sharing whatever activity is going on. The characters, too, are developed in such a way that the reader feels like an old friend, knowing their thoughts and aspirations. I have never felt more comfortable in a book as I did in this one. The dialog was witty and humorous. Interspersed in the developing relationship between Jack and Kam, scientific information is shared which makes the reader feel like this is ground-breaking research going on. It was such a fresh, novel approach and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend this book. It’s definitely worth the read!
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Reading Progress

December 21, 2016 – Started Reading
December 22, 2016 – Shelved
December 22, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 22, 2016 – Shelved as: reviewed
December 22, 2016 – Finished Reading

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