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 “redefines ‘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.
I had forgotten just how much I loved this mortal coil until I opened this cruel design and was sucked right back in! I knew I loved it, but forgot how well written it was, and how rich the world was.
I also love that it’s sci fi and not set in space! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
The gene hacking bio tech world of this series is wonderful – I’d definitely not want to live there, but it’s so clever and different. I really felt for Cat, she’s always playing catch up and feeling a step behind. But she’s loyal and brave, and trying to help.
Cole, and Anna, sort of annoyed me in this, as did Mato. But they still had moments of brilliance- of softness or shock.
I’m dying to know if the final scene means what it implies, and to learn what happens next in the fight against Cartaxus. More please!!!!
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