This Mortal Coil (Paperback)
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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018

One of the most exciting YA novels of 2017 a breathtaking debut series about one girl's quest for answers in a genetically and technologically advanced future. 

3 billion lives at stake. 2 people who can save them. 1 secret hidden in their DNA. There's no gene for RUN LIKE HELL.

It's sunset, and the sky is aflame, not with clouds or dust but with the iridescent feathers of a million genehacked passenger pigeons. They soar across the sky like a live impressionist painting in brilliant, swirling arcs of tangerine and gold. Their strange cries sound like pebbles tossed against a window, and they move in perfect unison, blocking out the sun.

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.

As the pieces fit together it's clear there is one final secret that Cat must unlock. A secret that will change everything.

With the pace and twists of a thriller, an emotional sucker-punch, the exquisite world-building of the best fantasy, and an imagined future that sci-fi fans will love, This Mortal Coil has all the ingredients to become the next phenomenon in YA.

Born in Australia, Emily Suvada now lives in Portland in the USA where, when she’s not writing, she likes to hike, cycle and conduct chemistry experiments in the kitchen. This Mortal Coil, her first novel, is inspired by her interest in genetic engineering, AI and what it means to be human. 

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141379272
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

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“Absolutely Gripping”

I could not put this book down! The heroine is brave, fearless and vibrant as she struggles to save the future by confronting the past. As for the ending, I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING! Brilliant book, would highly... More

Paperback edition
23rd October 2017
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“The clock is ticking”



What can I say? This book is a nonstop rollercoaster of a book. Think you know how the world will end . This is apocalyptic vision at its complicated best. A complex plot of DNA tampering, genomes and a divided... More

Paperback edition
24th January 2018
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“One Of The BEST Books Of 2017”

In Less Than A Thousand Words:

This Mortal Coil WAS AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, JAW DROPPING, FUTURISTIC MARVEL that I found SO hard to put down. EASILY one of the best books of 2017 and you need it in your lives.

Let’s... More

Paperback edition
18th September 2017
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