In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father's message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague.
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?
I enjoyed reading this book so much! It was so unique, with the plague and how it worked, and gene-hacking, and how the world is because of all of these things. It was so different and unique and I really enjoyed reading about it!
The idea of a plague that spreads by exploding its victims, yeah, not cool. But even worse, is that to get immunity to it, you have to eat the flesh of someone who is infected, but who isn't at the exploding phase yet...yeah. It's a pretty harsh world.
I really enjoyed Cat, she's had a hard time, since her dad and his assistant, her crush, are taken away by Carataxus. Who her dad said were really bad. I really enjoyed watching her go on this journey, to release the cure that her dad created. There were a lot of ups and downs, and some terrifying moments that were just so great to read!
Twist after twist happened. Like, when they actually released the cure, but a) she didn't die in the process, and b) there was more code then expected. And then that ending, wow! Everything came together, and it was just mind-blowing! Loved it!
The ending was also evil, and I really can't wait for the next book! I need to read it, because this one was so freaking good!
Author: Emily Suvada
Series: This Mortal Coil #1
Read: April 26th, 2018
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a 2018 Dystopia Book, DAC Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 and a RR Book!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: November 7th 2017