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This Mortal Coil

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by Emily Suvada

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 30/10/2017

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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.

Reviewed by Olivia at Angus & Robertson Bookworld:

In a time where young adult dystopias have mostly retreated out of the limelight, newcomer Emily Suvada has managed to bring something new to the table in This Mortal Coil, an exciting novel that offers a refreshing take on a YA staple.

In the world of This Mortal Coil, a virus is in the process of leaving humankind devastated and its only hope lies in Caterina Agatta, the only daughter of a mysteriously dead geneticist who must unlock the clues to a cure while battling the malevolent gene-tech society Cartaxus. This book has all the right elements to make it a favourite amongst veteran YA fans: an explosive plot, a plucky main character, fascinating world-building, a sweet romance, and twists that are the farthest thing from cliched. If you’re looking for your next great book, this is it - read This Mortal Coil and discover one of the best YA debuts of 2017!

ISBN:
9780141379272
9780141379272
Category:
Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30-10-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
197x131x35mm
Weight:
0.43kg
Emily Suvada

Emily Suvada was born in Australia, where she went on to study mathematics and astrophysics.

Her interest in science and tech never waned, particularly in genetic engineering and the question of what it means to be human.

She thought it would be fun to explore these interests through characters running for their lives in a futuristic hellscape, so she wrote This Mortal Coil.

She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband. When not writing, she can be found hiking, cycling, and conducting chemistry experiments in her kitchen.

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  • Exploding dystopian world

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    I love, love, loved this book. This dysptopian world is so brilliantly portrayed and catches you from the first pages. If you want to read about genetic coding and a deadly virus that requires you to eat the flesh of someone infected to become immune otherwise you explode into a pinkish cloud of mist(the colour of human cells being ripped apart), then give this series a go.

  • Reviewed by Olivia at Angus & Robertson Bookworld:

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    In a time where young adult dystopias have mostly retreated out of the limelight, newcomer Emily Suvada has managed to bring something new to the table in This Mortal Coil, an exciting novel that offers a refreshing take on a YA staple.

    In the world of This Mortal Coil, a virus is in the process of leaving humankind devastated and its only hope lies in Caterina Agatta, the only daughter of a mysteriously dead geneticist who must unlock the clues to a cure while battling the malevolent gene-tech society Cartaxus. This book has all the right elements to make it a favourite amongst veteran YA fans: an explosive plot, a plucky main character, fascinating world-building, a sweet romance, and twists that are the farthest thing from cliched. If you’re looking for your next great book, this is it - read This Mortal Coil and discover one of the best YA debuts of 2017!