This Cruel Design Book Review

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This Mortal Coil
Emily Suvada
Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Penguin Books Ltd
November 1st 2018
Paperback
432

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

 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.

This Mortal Coil Book Review

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This Mortal Coil
Emily Suvada
Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Penguin Books Ltd
November 2nd 2017
Paperback
464

When a lone soldier, Cole, arrives with news of Lachlan Agatta's death, all hope seems lost for Catarina. Her father was the world's leading geneticist, and humanity's best hope of beating a devastating virus. Then, hidden beneath Cole's genehacked enhancements she finds a message of hope: Lachlan created a vaccine. Only she can find and decrypt it, if she can unravel the clues he left for her. The closer she gets, the more she finds herself at risk from Cartaxus, a shadowy organization with a stranglehold on the world's genetic tech. But it's too late to turn back. There are three billion lives at stake, two people who can save them, and one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything.

Fluffy’s Revolution Book Review

Fluffy's Revolution Book Cover Fluffy's Revolution
Ted Myres
Science Fiction, Fiction
Black Rose Writing
April 4th 2019
Kindle Edition
147

It's 2135. Fluffy is a super-intelligent GAB (Genetically Altered Brain) cat. Like many dogs, cats, mice, and the occasional pig, her brain is the product of genetic tinkering by humans that started more than a century ago. With their powers of telekinesis, the animals can manipulate physical objects without being able to grasp them. They can speak to each other telepathically without audible voices. Now, people have begun to fear them and to systematically capture and exterminate them. Fluffy leaves the safety of her home to look for her lost brother and joins a band of animal revolutionaries. After a series of brushes with death, Fluffy and her friends find a secret university for GAB animals. There, they work with enlightened humans to save Earth from certain destruction.

Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me Together Book Cover Piecing Me Together
Renée Watson
Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Bloomsbury Publishing
February 8th 2018 (first published February 4th 2017)
Paperback
264

Jade is a girl striving for success in world that seems like it's trying to break her.

She knows she needs to take every opportunity that comes her way. And she has: every day she rides the bus away from her friends and to the private school where she feels like an outsider, but where she has plenty of opportunities. 

But some opportunities Jade could do without, like the mentorship program for "at-risk" girls. Just because her mentor is black doesn't mean she understands where Jade is coming from. Why is Jade always seen as someone who needs help? Someone people want to fix? But with a college scholarship promised at the end of it, how can Jade say no?

Jade feels like her life is made up of hundreds of conflicting pieces. Will it ever fit together? Will she ever find her place in the world? More than anything Jade wants the opportunity to be real, to make a difference.