Looking for a great sci-fi read with denotations and romance? Check out my review of the first book, This Mortal Coil, and then read my review of the sequel!
Author: Emily Suvada
Series: This Mortal Coil #2
Age: Young Adult
Genres: Sci-Fi; Dystopian
Publication Date: October 30, 2018
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Cat thought the Hydra epidemic was over, but when new cases pop up, Cat must team up with an enemy to fix the vaccine before the virus spirals out of control in this thrilling sequel to This Mortal Coil, which New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman says “redefine’s ‘unputdownable.’”
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.
Holy hell! This was actually ten times better than the first book. This was action packed, drama filled and had so many plot twists that I just was not expecting at all. That ending left me excited for a third book if there will be one.
Catrina is still bad ass as she tries to figure out who she really is. I loved her, but finding out the reason for her being killed me! Cat is a strong girl who survived on her own and looks to always do right. Cat is amazing out of all the characters!
Jun Bei blew my mind. I didn't expect to see much of her, but I'm so glad I did. Jun Bei isn't the killer everyone thinks she is. She is just a girl that was mistreated and experimented on. Jun Bei had such a beautiful heart, but she didn't know how to express herself.
Cole...where do I begin, I loved Cole and still do, but towards the middle of the book he started to piss me off with his secrets and plans. He was too overprotective. I will say as a protector he did his job phenomenally well.
The romance was adorable between Cole and Cat as usual, but you could feel tension between especially with the addition of a third love interest. What I didn't expect however was the cute romance between Dax and Leo ... OMG I sort of fan-girled a bit for them.
Leoben is still the guy that makes me laugh, especially with his hand jokes about Cat (you got to read the story to understand). I loved seeing his more vulnerable side when it came to love as well. Anna was a major bitch, but I enjoyed how she sort of completed the group. Her banter with Cat was also funny. Dax annoyed me, but I felt bad for him with how Cartaxus treated him. Mato was a dick...obsessively in love with Jun Bei -- plan crazy!
Lachlan and Regina are two characters that I didn't expect to have had a major dealing in Jun Bei or Cat. I didn't expect all the revelations and secrets to be revealed. Blew my mind, but I will say it was all sort of heartwarming. Brink and Cartaxus are some assholes who enjoy power. I can't stand them and let alone Lachlan for how they treated people. I mean seriously, I need them all to die...by the virus nonetheless. Agnes was such a surprise! I am so happy she wasn't dead, but who exactly is she? I need more of yaya!
Such a great sci-fi dystopian. It's one of those that gets better as you read a long. Totally recommend it. I'm patiently waiting for the third book....
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emily Suvada was born and raised in Australia, where she went on to study mathematics and astrophysics. She previously worked as a data scientist, and still spends hours writing algorithms to perform tasks which would only take 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, OR, with her husband.
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