Friday, February 01, 2019

What is Emily Suvada reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Emily Suvada, author of This Cruel Design.

Her entry begins:
I'm currently drafting the third book in the Mortal Coil trilogy, which means I can't read anything that's written in a similar tone. Some of my favorite genres to read are technothrillers and science fiction, but they tend to bleed into my own voice while drafting, so they're out. Instead, I turn to another of my great loves, fantasy - and right now I'm reading one of the genre's most beautiful and imaginative writers, Laini Taylor. I'm reading Muse of Nightmares, which is the second book in her Strange the Dreamer duology, and it's absolutely gorgeous. Laini's writing is...[read on]
About This Cruel Design, from the publisher:
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 “redefine’s ‘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.
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