What I’m Reading: This Mortal Coil and Ghost
My friend Emily Suvada’s new book, This Mortal Coil, comes out in November, and it’s insane (I mean that in a totally good way). Here’s the short of it:
Seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague.
The book moves lightning fast, but at the same time, drops in a crazy amount of real science. Suvada knows what’s up; she’s wicked smart with a background in data science and mathematics. She did her research, but doesn’t make it boring. The book is dangerous, dark, and deadly…in a good way.
This Mortal Coil burns from page to page with crazy pacing and unexpected twists. Biotech and gene hacking crash into the apocalypse and bring Emily Suvada to the future of science fiction. My prediction: Suvada is one to watch. I can’t wait to see what she writes next.
You can preorder the book here now. It comes out in November.
Up Next: Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Ghost was a National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature, and Iam already loving this book. The story feels real, and the voice is so perfect. Plus, Reynolds is an awesome guy — I love how he is writing for kids. He’s gonna change the world. This is a great book for fourth grade on up. More on Ghost soon.
Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel in a new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award–winning author Jason Reynolds.
Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team—a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves…
Find out more on Goodreads.