Hey guys! Today I will be reviewing This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada. I hope you enjoy!
Release date: November 7, 2017
My rating: 4/5
This Mortal Coil is the story Catrina, a girl living in a world of futuristic technology and hacking a disease that might end the world. Catrina lives in a world where a dangerous disease named 'Hydra' infect people and make them explode, just after going crazy of course. She lives in her cabin in the mountains hidden away from Cartaxus, and organization who locks people up in there underground facilities for safety, where no one ever comes back out. But, when a Cartaxus agent comes for her and tells her that he needs her help decrypting her fathers work for the cure to Hydra, she knows she must help. You see, Catrina lives in a world where people have hacked their genes and thanks to panels inserted into their arms, they can control them. Catrina now has to work together with the organization that her father always told her to stay away from to save the world.
The world that the author has created is amazing. First of all the disease that the author has created is so interesting and complex, that you can't help but learn more about it. She opens the book about it, and it lead to a very strong start of the novel. As you explore the world more, you always come across new technologies that you can't help but know more about.
Also, while the plot might seem pretty straight forwards at first, the author adds many twists and turns along the way that keeps you on your feet. Though she is a bit predictable at times, the story is still interesting enough to make you want to keep pushing on to find out about what exactly happens next.
Now on to the characters. Many of the characters in this book have unique personalities that make you want to find out more about them. But, some do have pretty predictable personality traits, which might be annoying at first but you eventually learn to ignore them.
I gave this book four stars mostly because of its predictability, but the story is still very interesting and sucks you in. I am so in love with this sci-fi world that the author created, so I am very excited for the next book.
I recommended this book for people looking for a sci-fi read with super cool technology. This book was also super interesting with its actively threatening disease which you don't see often in books because the disease has already passed. I can't wait for the sequel.
I hope that you guys enjoyed this review! This book was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed this world. If you would like me to review any book in particular, please let me know down in the comments below! Also for anyone wondering, I got this book ahead of release from the young adult book festival YALLWEST.
Until next time!
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