This Mortal Coil (Hardcover)

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I did not expect this to be a twist on a Zombie-apocalypse plot. However, this is not your cliché zombie story. Each character has such a complicated development, where you are constantly learning more & more about them, never fully knowing which side they are on. Suvada keeps you guessing, with constant twists & turns, leaving several “Ah-ha!” moments for the reader to discover. My attention was held from the very first page. It’s a great story that not only has an extremely brave, smart woman as the protagonist, but also includes several other dimensional heroes It encourages science in the female world & also empowers people to question & to fight.

— ARC REVIEWER Kate S., age 16

An ancient disease, called the Hydra, has been released & will cause humanity to be extinct within the year. Fortunately, Catarina, the daughter of the world’s best biological programmer, is given a clue to unlock the secret vaccine. In this truly dystopian book, Catarina must follow the path of her missing father to find the vaccine. Will she crack the code & save the world? This action-packed book is full of plot twists that will immerse the reader into Catarina’s expedition to save the world. If you like the Hunger Games or Insignia, this book is for you!

— ARC REVIEWER, Ethan S., age 13


In this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father's message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague.

Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that's not what makes her special. In Cat's world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

That's no surprise, since Cat's father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.

When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat's instincts tell her it's just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat's help to release it and save the human race.

Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481496339
ISBN-10: 1481496336
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: This Mortal Coil