November 21, 2018

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

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I have just been itching for a good sci-fi and This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada sure did deliver! In this dystopian society, a fast-spreading new virus called Hydra has split the world in two: those hiding out in bunkers and those trying to still survive out in the world. Catarina Agatta is one of the latter. 

Having been abandoned when her father, a famous geneticist, was captured by the shady organization Cartaxus, Cat has been doing everything she has to in order to survive, including trying to hack Cartaxus systems and eating human flesh to remain immune to the Hydra virus. But when a Cartaxus agent shows up saying that Cat's father is dead, and he has left a message requesting her help with a Hydra vaccine, Cat has to go against all that she has believed about the evil Cartaxus to try to save the human race.

This world was just incredible. The gene manipulation, the apocalyptic plague that literally makes people explode, and just the technology in general were all amazing. There were some crazy plot twists that I absolutely loved, and in no place did this book get slow or drag whatsoever. The characters were very likable and it was so easy to visualize everything taking place. 

If you liked The Hunger Games, Zombieland, or any book about having to survive in a dystopian world or dealing with a terrifying virus epidemic, this read is definitely for you!

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

A big thanks to Simon Pulse for sending over a finished copy of both This Mortal Coil and its sequel, This Cruel Design! Both books are out now!

9 comments:

Nikki Saturday Nite Reader said...

I don't usually seek out sci-fi reads, but with 5 stars I may need to add this to my TBR!

Gemma Jackson said...

I've got this on my TBR and I've heard nothing but great things. I'll have to make it a priority.
Gemma @ www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com

DJ Sakata said...

not my usual genre but you have me considering it

Whispering Stories said...

Wow what a great sounding book. Adding to my TBR list. Great review and five stars too.

jenn G said...

I've heard mixed reviews of this book

Katelynne Lawson said...

So glad this was a five star read for you!!

Amanda McGill said...

Great review! Glad you enjoyed it!

Tasha said...

I'm happy for you to find a five star read. Great review.

Melissa's Fandom World said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book! I keep hearing only great things about it! I love reading sci-fi within the YA genre and this one sounds really awesome! I should really put it higher upon my wishlist haha.