Sunday, March 10, 2019

REVIEW: This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada - Paige

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 9:00 AM
Disclaimer: I bought this book! Yay me!

Publication Date: October 30, 3018
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Recommended Age: 15+ (science, hacking, disease, spontaneous combustion, cloning, and gore)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 394

Cat thought the Hydra epidemic was over, but when new cases pop up, Cat must team up with an enemy to fix the vaccine before the virus spirals out of control in this thrilling sequel to This Mortal Coil, which New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman says “redefine’s ‘unputdownable.’”

The nightmare of the outbreak is finally over, but Cat’s fight has only just begun.

Exhausted, wounded, and reeling from revelations that have shaken her to her core, Cat is at a breaking point. Camped in the woods with Cole and Leoben, she’s working day and night, desperate to find a way to stop Lachlan’s plan to reprogram humanity. But she’s failing—Cat can’t even control her newly regrown panel, and try as she might to ignore them, she keeps seeing glitching visions from her past everywhere she turns.

When news arrives that the Hydra virus might not be as dead as they’d thought, the group is pushed into an uneasy alliance with Cartaxus to hunt down Lachlan and fix the vaccine. Their search takes them to Entropia, a city of genehackers hidden deep in the desert that could also hold the answers about Cat’s past that she’s been searching for.

But when confronted with lies and betrayals, Cat is forced to question everything she knows and everyone she trusts. And while Lachlan is always two steps ahead, the biggest threat to Cat may be the secrets buried in her own mind.

I loved the first book in this series and the second one didn’t disappoint. This book was amazingly well done and very smart! If you love books that are very technical, this is your book. The science in this book is pretty sound as well and this dystopian doesn’t seem so far out of reach.

However, I did feel that it was much slower than the first one and a bit more confusing. I often got lost while reading it. I think this book would be best read with the first one.

Verdict: A decent sequel! Can’t wait for the third book and the prequel!


Emily Blake on March 10, 2019 at 9:19 PM said...

I agree, I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first. I was kind of annoyed by the romance drama, but the plot was just as complicated as the first. Great review!

Emily @ Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

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