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Cat is desperate to find a way to stop Cartaxus and the plague in this gripping finale to a series New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman says “redefines ‘unputdownable!’”
Cat’s hacking skills weren’t enough to keep her from losing everything—her identity, her past, and now her freedom. She’s trapped and alone, but she’s survived this long, and she’s not giving up without a fight.
Though the outbreak has been contained, a new threat has emerged—one that’s taken the world to the brink of a devastating war. With genetic technology that promises not just a cure for the plague, but a way to prevent death itself, both sides will stop at nothing to seize control of humanity’s future.
Facing her smartest, most devastating enemy yet, Cat must race against the clock to protect her friends and save the lives of millions on the planet’s surface. No matter the outcome, humanity will never be the same.
And this time, Cat can’t afford to let anything, or anyone, stand in her way.
About the Author
Emily Suvada was born and raised in Australia, where she went on to earn a degree in mathematics. She previously worked as a data scientist, and still spends hours writing algorithms to perform tasks which would only take her 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, Oregon, with her husband.
"I want to buy this YA trilogy about gene-hacking for every teen I know."
— The Verge on THIS CRUEL DESIGN
"It is rare that a series as entertaining and twisty as this is equally exciting in its ethical and philosophical questions. This Cruel Design is a necessary read for critical readers of speculative, dystopian, and apocalyptic literature. This Mortal Coil is among the most important and thrilling new YA series."
— VOYA, starred review on THIS CRUEL DESIGN
"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. This is brilliant science fiction."
— Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Illuminae
"I was thrilled; I was shocked; I have so many questions. I want to know what happens next."
— NPR on THIS MORTAL COIL
"Suvada sets up a familiar opposition in this post-apocalyptic future and then quickly upends it . . . Readers will eagerly anticipate delving further into Cat and Cole’s world and adventures."
— BCCB, starred review on THIS MORTAL COIL
"Suvada’s scary, action-packed debut novel barely takes a breath, and its exploration of what makes us human goes well below the surface."
— Publisher's Weekly on THIS MORTAL COIL
"Suvada’s debut novel balances characterization and action with an intensity that readers of dystopian fantasy will find infectious."
— VOYA on THIS MORTAL COIL