This Mortal Coil Review

Title: This Mortal Coil
Author: Emily Suvada
Series: This Mortal Coil #1
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 02 November 2017
Source: Penguin Random House South Africa
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
Rating: 5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 27 December 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I have heard just amazing things about This Mortal Coil so I jumped at the chance to request it from the publisher. I know that dystopian novels aren't as popular as they used to be that this one seems as if it will be something a bit different.

Thank you so much to Penguin Random House South Africa for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

I have to admit that the writing didn't pull me in, it felt heavy in the beginning. However, as I kept reading, the writing got easier to read and helped to create a vivid image of not only the characters but the world in which they have to survive. The dialogue was enticing and natural. I just loved reading the dialogue because it was a mix between adorable and nice as well as spicy and sarcastic.

Plot Thoughts:

This is one of those books that just keep giving. There are so many moments where I just had to put the book down because I couldn't believe what was happening. I was pulled in straight from the beginning and honestly, the book has still got me reeled in. Everything was paced out quite well in this book in terms of events. There wasn't a single moment that I was bored or uninterested.

Character Thoughts:

Each and every single one of the characters in this book that played an active role was well developed and appeared as individuals. I loved Cat, she was amazing. I loved her personality. She made me laugh, cry and honestly have a couple of angry outbursts. And let's not start with Cole who is a cinnamon roll. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this was one of the best books of 2018. I couldn't put it down and when I did for a second it was just to take a breath to process what had just happened. This book was phenomenal and deserves all the stars. Beyond the fact that I couldn't put it down, it pulls readers into a world where living is difficult and the stakes are high. I felt as if I was part of the crew trying to figure everything out. Honestly, I highly recommend that everyone picks up this book. It might look like it will take a while to read but trust me there aren't enough pages in this book. Thank you so much to Penguin Random House South Africa for providing me with a copy of this book!

Yours in Reading,


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