Teen Book Review:
Book: This Mortal Coil
This genre isn’t something I would normally read, but Emily Suvada does a truly amazing job weaving in something for everyone. This story takes place in a dystopian earth where an incurable virus has taken over the planet. Many people have trusted the helping hands of Cartaxus, a company that rose just before the virus was discovered, who have placed them in underground bunkers around the world. This safe haven doesn’t come without a price however, if you agree to stay in a bunker Cartaxus gets full control over your panel. Your panel is a small gene adjusting electronic chip that gets surgically placed under the on skin your forearm so that you have control over how your body works and your appearance.
Although the people who don’t trust their promises of safety are stuck scavenging on the surface trying to keep away from the virus in any way they can. Catrina is one of the few who are still on the surface, harbouring a burning hatred for Cartaxus ever since they took away her dad and only friend Drax to work for them. So when one day a Cartaxus agent, Cole, shows up at her house claiming that her dad is dead and that she is the only one who can help release an antidote for the virus that her dad had created before his death, she doesn’t exactly go willingly.
This book follows Cat and Cole’s struggle to unlock this cure and the bumps on the road as they do so. This story is so enjoyable and mind blowing. The multiple plot twists will hit you like a storm and leaving you craving more. I had to hold back from re-reading it just to see if I could spot any of the smaller points. The characters are so easy to fall in love with and understand. This book is perfect for anyone who like an action packed book with sarcastic, lovable characters and a little bit of romance.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Thank you Maya!!