This Mortal Coil
This Mortal Coil, written by Emily Suvada, is a YA science fiction book. It is the first book in the trilogy.
Catarina is the daughter of Lachlan Agatta, the worlds leading geneticist who also happens to be the worlds best hope of curing a deadly virus. Cole, a soldier, shows up at her cabin with news of her fathers death, but hidden in his genehacked enhancements is her fathers vaccine.
Being the only person who can decode her fathers work, Catarina finds herself running from Cartaxus, a company controlling most of the worlds gene tech. With billions of lives at risk, Catarina and Cole find themselves to be humanities last hope.
I read this book ages ago, but when I got my kindle I was scrolling through my want to read section on Goodreads and saw that the second book was on the list. I went to my libraries website and the first book was available on ebook so I decided to see if I was still interested in the series. Turns out, I was. I read this book (for the second time) so fast. I got into the characters, the world, the plot, so hard that I just had to know what happened.
The sci-fi part of the story is explained in an amazing way. There’s not paragraphs and paragraphs explaining new technology and how things work. As you read, when something is important it is explained in a way that feels really natural, like a friend explaining a tv show they want you to watch. It’s also very unique, both the virus and the coding.
Basically, everyone has panels in their arms that’s kind of like a smartphone. You can call and text each other and it will appear in your vision, but you can also download apps to change your appearance, to make your vision better, anything you want really. The way the author has written it is very unique and well thought out.
If you are looking for romance, this is not exactly the book for you. Although there is some romance, it is definitely not the priority throughout the series. The writing style itself is very easy and fast. It’s definitely a YA book, with the writing style but also with the content.
If you are a person who needs to look up triggers before reading a book, it is something I would recommend with this book. It does have darker themes and some moments in it that are a bit graphic (not 18+ graphic).
Overall, if you are looking for a quick, science fiction book, I would recommend this, and be prepared to want to read the entire series.