Arc Review - This Cruel Design


Title: The Cruel Design

Author: Emily Suvada

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Publication Date: October 30th, 2018

Links: Goodreads | BookBub | Amazon

Source: NetGalley | Purchased Hardcover

Rating: ★★★★★


Brief Synopsis: 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.

My Thoughts (May Include Spoilers):

This second book in the This Mortal Coil series was absolutely amazing. This has got to be one of my favorite books series out there. I always enjoy a good gritty, post apocalyptic novel.

Cat’s story is incredible. She has been surviving for so long and her journey just got even more intense in this book. We get to finally see where she came from and why she is the way she is.

I am fascinated with this world and all of the quirks it has. Some may be a bit gruesome but it makes it all the more realistic. I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

Items You Need While Reading:

Cell phone - this reminds me of the tech in their arms

Snacks - you are not going to want to put this book down

A Blue drink - I chose bubble tea

My Notes While Reading This Book:

These covers are sick!

Cat is my favorite character

I both want and don’t want to live in this world haha

THAT ENDING!! -This was my only reaction because wow, this book blew my mind!

Thanks for checking out my thoughts on This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada!

xx Samantha