Title: This cruel design.
Author: Emily Suvada.
Publisher: Simon Pulse.
Page count: 394.
Release day: October 30th 2018.
Genre: YA, Science-fiction.
Rating: 3 stars.
*See my review for this mortal coil here! This review contains spoilers for book one!*
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
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.
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 listened to this book so quickly! I was packing my luggage and cleaning my room before going away for three weeks, and normally I would listen to music, but this time I preferred listening to this one!
I preferred book one over this one, mainly because of the introduction to the world, which we didn’t have in this one anymore. I definitely still enjoyed the science part of this book, but there was a bit too much (unnecessary) love drama for me. This book focussed so much on the relation between the characters, mainly because our main character didn’t remember everything from her life, and things slowly came back. But it was all focussed on what kind of relation she had with different characters, and nothing about how to find the cure.
I still enjoyed most of the plot, but there just wasn’t that much plot. I think the bigger part of the plot will be in the last book, which I will definitely read!
Also the ending was a bit confusing, but I think that was because I listened to this book, and might have missed something! (so not taking points for that!)
But after this ending I can’t wait to read the conclusion soon!