*Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018*3 billion lives at stake. 2 people who can save them. 1 secret hidden in their DNA. A breathtaking debut series about one girl's quest for answers in a genetically and technologically advanced future.
There's no gene for RUN LIKE HELL. 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. As the pieces fit together it's clear there is one final secret that Cat must unlock.
A secret that will change everything. With the pace and twists of a thriller, an emotional sucker-punch, the exquisite world-building of the best fantasy, and an imagined future that sci-fi fans will love, THIS MORTAL COIL has all the ingredients to become the next phenomenon in YA. 'With a backdrop of amazing science and technology, This Mortal Coil is a smart, page-turning thriller that gave me chills.
I couldn't put this book down.' - Laini Taylor, bestselling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. 'I can't remember the last time I was so hooked by a book.
Relentlessly paced, expertly plotted, and with a romance as tense and as captivating as her wicked twists, Emily Suvada has crafted an unputdownable story.
I loved every terrifying page.' - Stephanie Garber, bestselling author of Caraval. 'This Mortal Coil redefines "unputdownable." A thrilling, exhilarating read that's crackling with intelligence.
Compelling characters and and incredible twists come together perfectly - I loved this book.' - Amie Kaufman, bestselling author of Illuminae.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/10/2017
- Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780141379272
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