Title: This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil #2)
Author: Emily Suvada
Genre: YA Thriller/Biological Thriller
Release Date: October 30th from Simon Pulse
*Warning: Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t read the first book. Read at your own risk*
Goodreads Synopsis: The nightmare of the outbreak is finally over, but Cat’s fight has only just begun.
Exhausted, wounded, and reeling from revelations that have shaken her to her core, Cat is at a breaking point. Camped in the woods with Cole and Leoben, she’s working day and night, desperate to find a way to stop Lachlan’s plan to reprogram humanity. But she’s failing—Cat can’t even control her newly regrown panel, and try as she might to ignore them, she keeps seeing glitching visions from her past everywhere she turns.
When news arrives that the Hydra virus might not be as dead as they’d thought, the group is pushed into an uneasy alliance with Cartaxus to hunt down Lachlan and fix the vaccine. Their search takes them to Entropia, a city of genehackers hidden deep in the desert that could also hold the answers about Cat’s past that she’s been searching for.
But when confronted with lies and betrayals, Cat is forced to question everything she knows and everyone she trusts. And while Lachlan is always two steps ahead, the biggest threat to Cat may be the secrets buried in her own mind.
Oh man this synopsis already makes me nervous! The first book in this biological thriller series floored me with the intensity, fascinating science and fantastic writing. I’ve been eagerly awaiting to see what happens next in this upcoming novel. Ever since we got the bombshell revelation of Cat’s true identity at the end of book one, I wonder how things can get even crazier. Things almost seemed wrapped up with her father and the Cartaxus program, but this synopsis proves that things are way far from over.
But I am hoping a few things will happen in this next book. How did Cat change her appearance? What’s her background to lead up to this decision? And of course, how did her father get to that point of becoming crazy? So many questions, along with a lot of intense action and more science will surely make this second book amazing. I have also seen a few early reviews, talking about how the first chapter is a good recap of the first book which is great for people like me 🙂
Are you excited for this book? Did you love This Mortal Coil? Do you have any other ya sci-fi books to recommend to me?