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 game-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.
Not 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?
Genre: YA Mystery & Thriller, Romance
Title: This Mortal Coil
Series: This Mortal Coil #1
Author: Emily Suvada
Publisher: Simon Pulse
This thing is pretty freaking amazing. I love new things and I’ve recently been getting into stories where the worlds revolve around machine-enhanced-like societies. This one was a Dystopian where people have been updated with programs. Did you get sick? Upload some nanites to get rid of the virus! Like whaaaat?
Cat has been roughing it, barely surviving because her father told her to hide. What starts as a search for her father turns into something much more intimidating and… heartbreaking… as she discovers things about the company her father was forced to work for. The company that he made her swear to stay far away from. New faces promise safety. Old ones remind her of the life she’d always wanted. With all the drama and tension going on, it’s a wonder she ever heard her own wants and needs.
It was a good read with a mind-blowing twist, clean cut and flowy with just enough lingo to make you feel like you were a hacker totally following everything that was going on. I loved that people ended up being the exact opposite of what you were hoping, they kept me on my toes, kept me wanting more. I’d read more of this if only because of the creativity the author put into this world. Cat’s possible demise is a whole other temptation.