Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius. That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own. When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race. Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?
Holy Moly this is definitely a 5 star read!
If you love Sci-Fi/Dystopians, like me you are sure to love this book just as much as I do! I have read quite alot of Dystopian book series and this one is by far one of the most unique. This book is definitely on my top reads for the year! The world building and even the virus itself I felt was so very original. The way that the people with the virus reacted was something I’d never read before. The temporary immunity even had me by surprise. Although it was a little twisted, I found that it made the story even more intriguing.
This book I think had such a great pace and was definitely a wild ride all through out. It had a fantastic plot line and some really interesting twists. Some of them I saw coming, but some of them I did not. Especially that one at the end!!! It was mind blowing!
There is a love triangle in this book, but I am a sucker for a good love triangle so I didn’t mind at all. I think Emily Suvada did a fantastic job at mapping out the story and the main plot while putting in a little bit of the romance into the mix.
I was definitely fully absorbed into this book and I couldn’t wait to pick up the second book, This Cruel Design. I totally recommend this to all YA Sci-Fi Dystopian lovers!
Cat thought the Hydra epidemic was over, but when new cases pop up, Cat must team up with an enemy to fix the vaccine before the virus spirals out of control in this thrilling sequel to This Mortal Coil, which New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman says “redefines ‘unputdownable.’” The nightmare of the outbreak is finally over, but Cat’s fight has only just begun. Exhausted, wounded, and reeling from revelations that have shaken her to her core, Cat is at a breaking point. Camped in the woods with Cole and Leoben, she’s working day and night, desperate to find a way to stop Lachlan’s plan to reprogram humanity. But she’s failing—Cat can’t even control her newly regrown panel, and try as she might to ignore them, she keeps seeing glitching visions from her past everywhere she turns. When news arrives that the Hydra virus might not be as dead as they’d thought, the group is pushed into an uneasy alliance with Cartaxus to hunt down Lachlan and fix the vaccine. Their search takes them to Entropia, a city of genehackers hidden deep in the desert that could also hold the answers about Cat’s past that she’s been searching for. But when confronted with lies and betrayals, Cat is forced to question everything she knows and everyone she trusts. And while Lachlan is always two steps ahead, the biggest threat to Cat may be the secrets buried in her own mind.
My gosh! Emily Suvada did it again and she definitely deserves to be on my must buy author list!
This Cruel Design, picks up right where This Mortal Coil left off. I really didn’t think the second book could top the first, but it’s just as epic! Just like the first book, I just couldn’t put it down! I was so very glad that all my questions from, This Mortal Coil was answered!
The plot and pacing was just as amazing as the first book and I really liked the direction This Cruel Design took. I loved the new character editions and of course the old ones as well. The storyline between Cat and Cole continued to progress and I’m really curious to see where their relationship goes in the next book.
The ending of the book is packed full of action, which I’ve come to notice Emily Suvada is really good at creating. Sides were chosen, and not everyone made it out. Which leaves me eagerly anticipating the next book. Which I do hope there is very soon!
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About The Author:
Emily Suvada was born and raised in Australia, where she went on to study mathematics and astrophysics. She previously worked as a data scientist, and still spends hours writing algorithms to perform tasks which would only take minutes to complete on her own. When not writing, she can be found hiking, cycling, and conducting chemistry experiments in her kitchen. She currently lives in Portland, OR, with her husband.
2 copies of This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada
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