When Your Life Is Not Your Own Martyr—otherwise known as Jason 3:3—is one of hundreds of clones kept in a remote facility called Jason Farms. Told that he has been created to save humanity, Martyr has just one wish before he is scheduled to ‘expire’ in less than a month. To see the sky. Abby Goyer may have just moved to Alaska, but she has a feeling something strange is going on at the farm where her father works. But even this smart, confident girl could never have imagined what lies beneath a simple barn. Or what would happen when a mysterious boy shows up at her door, asking about the stars. As the reality of the Jason Experiment comes to light, Martyr is caught between two futures—the one for which he was produced and the one Abby believes God created him to have. Time is running out, and Martyr must decide if a life with Abby is worth leaving everything he’s ever known.
I woke up at 4am in the morning to read this book (it had downloaded onto my kindle that morning) and it did not disappoint. I was sucked in immediately with the idea of hundreds of boys who are cloned and then terminated on their 18th birthday, and more than a little disappointed when it ended. Martyr is such a sweetheart that you can’t but love him from the beginning and Abby is the perfect girl for him. I enjoyed that the novel was set in Alaska (which is quite the environment). I liked that Martyr was like a blank page that needed to be filling; it added a lot of humor to the situation. I really liked that Abby had great faith in her youth leader and such a deep relationship with Christ that she passed it on to Martyr effortlessly. Great book, unique concept. Highly Recommended!
Also I have reviewed Ms. Williamson’s Blood of Kings Trilogy here: https://remaininhislove.com/2012/05/24/jill-williamsons-blood-of-kings-trilogy-7/
And had the wonderful opportunity to interview her here: https://remaininhislove.com/2012/07/13/interview-of-jill-williamson-3/
Does anyone else have a favorite of Ms. Williamson? I’m pretty sure that this isn’t exactly dystopian, but does anyone else know of any similar books like this?