Book Review: This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

I was a bit hesitant to pick up This Cruel Design because I thought I didn’t like This Mortal Coil. Even though there was a lot wrong with it, but I did like it and made me want to read This Cruel Design.

Book Review: This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada


Title & Author: This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada
Genre: Dystopia, Adventure
Release date: October 30 2018
Series: This Mortal Coil
Publisher: Simon Pulse


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 “redefines ‘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 give This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada four out of five hearts because it was very interesting and the end made me want to read the next and last book in the series.

To be honest, I had a hard time reading in the beginning. I couldn’t remember half of what happened in the previous book and so a lot of the knowledge I needed to be hooked wasn’t there, like some of the revelations about Kat where hard to swallow. But once I got up to speed it worked fine and all my problems were gone.

I enjoyed Cat’s wit and her two sides sort of fighting with each other. Her relationship with Cole was questionable but it does make me curious how this is going to end.

Emily Suvada has written a very interesting story again, but I do wonder whether she just didn’t reuse the premise of her first novel and edited a little to make it seem more interesting. The end made me want to read the next one, so maybe just before the release of the last novel I will reread the first two novels.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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