Series: This Mortal Coil #3
Published by Simon Pulse (1.21.2020)
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Source: From Publisher
Cat’s hacking skills weren’t enough to keep her from losing everything—her identity, her past, and now her freedom. She’s trapped and alone, but she’s survived this long, and she’s not giving up without a fight.
Though the outbreak has been contained, a new threat has emerged—one that’s taken the world to the brink of a devastating war. With genetic technology that promises not just a cure for the plague, but a way to prevent death itself, both sides will stop at nothing to seize control of humanity’s future.
Facing her smartest, most devastating enemy yet, Cat must race against the clock to protect her friends and save the lives of millions on the planet’s surface. No matter the outcome, humanity will never be the same.
And this time, Cat can’t afford to let anything, or anyone, stand in her way.
Wow, what a wild ride!! This book was explosive and action packed from start to finish! The second book dragged in the beginning, but this one definitely did NOT have that problem. There was never a dull moment! I have to say, Emily Suvada never disappoints when it comes to dropping bombs. So many surprises! View Spoiler »AGNES IS VIPER?! Wtf! I did kinda suspect she was Cat’s real mom, but still an awesome twist! And she really IS Jun Bei’s sister?! So cool! « Hide Spoiler
“We’re both monsters, Jun Bei. That’s what they made us into. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do good in this world.”
Jun Bei was ruthless in this book. There were times where I was thinking to myself, Really, Jun Bei? Really?! and there were times where I didn’t like her very much. But I also think that she had good intentions even when she did not-so-great things, and did what she felt like she had to. At the core, she was a very interesting person. Her and Cat both! I loved their dynamic together and how Jun Bei protected Cat. She’s not the villain I thought she was for sure. I still didn’t love Cole like I did in the first book, and I did have a little bit of a disconnect between the characters emotionally. Maybe it’s because it’s been so long since I read the first two? (Also, I still hate Mato, sorry not sorry.)
I love how this series leans toward being a bit disturbing from time to time! (And gory, yassss.) It also calls into question what we would do to survive, super interesting!
We’re more than just our instincts – we’re our choices and actions.
I love how things were wrapped up in the end. Overall, this was a fantastic and unique series and I highly recommend it!
Writing style: 4.5/5
Overall rating: 4.5/5