A breathtaking debut about one girl’s quest for answers in a genetically and technologically advanced future.
When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta’s death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world’s leading geneticist, and humanity’s best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole’s genehacked enhancements she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine.
Only she can find and decrypt it, if she can unravel the clues he left for her. The closer she gets, the more she finds herself at risk from Cartaxus, a shadowy organization with a stranglehold on the world’s genetic tech. But it’s too late to turn back.
There are three billion lives at stake, two people who can save them, and one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything.
Title: This Mortal Coil
Authors: Emily Suvada
Genre: dystopian, apocalypse, young adult
Release Date: October 30th, 2017
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
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Wow. Wow. Wow. Since the first page and first chapter I was hooked! What a fantastic tornado of characters, relationships, deception, secrets and the ultimate revelation at the end that brings this beautifully crafted book to such a climatic end.
It’s not just the DNA, scientific language and dystopian world but the beautiful and heart wrenching love story in the midst of an apocalypse.
This is the ultimate story of a crazy mad scientist like Dr Frankenstein, childhood lovers and futuristic technology mixed with a dystopian world tortured by a bloody plague on humanity.
I loved it! One of my favourite international YA books of the year!
5 / 5 stars
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