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This Vicious Cure

(This Mortal Coil #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  310 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Cat is desperate to find a way to stop Cartaxus and the plague in this gripping finale to a series New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman says “redefines ‘unputdownable!’”

Cat’s hacking skills weren’t enough to keep her from losing everything—her identity, her past, and now her freedom. She’s trapped and alone, but she’s survived this long, and she’s not giving up
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by Simon Pulse
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Kristina Miller According to Goodreads, expected publication is December 31st, 2019.

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Emer (A Little Haze)
And so the ultimate tropetacular fest of science batshittery draws to its conclusion and I’m feeling somewhat underwhelmed.

That’s not to say that this was a poor book... but endings are just hard. And I’m not sure I was ever going to truly be happy with any ending that didn’t have a bit more emotional fallout than this one.

SPOILERS FOR BOOKS 1 AND 2 and mild(ish) spoilers for book 3

Things I loved:

The crackpot science was utterly fascinating in this though. Honestly I was glad that
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
UPDATE: After 2 weeks of amazon being an absolute shit company, my pre-order came in! Hooray for me! Still need to re-read the first two before I dive in.


We're getting a third book and I'm so shook I thought it was a duology!!! THANK YOU EMILY
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a fabulous ending to a great trilogy! I'm thrilled to say that the final book was the best of the series. After talking with a few other goodreaders it seems this series has been underrated so far. If you enjoy post apocalyptic, exciting and fast paced then definitely check this series out!
Kal ★ Reader Voracious
I finished. It's so hard to say goodbye to such a beautifully written and smart trilogy, one that I love so much. It wasn't perfect, but I devoured it and feel so immensely satisfied with how it ends.

I'm fine. Really. Don't mind these tears. RTC.

Edit: I just read the hidden epilogue and my GOD.
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Jessica {Litnoob}
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Whatever people do to animals they’ll eventually do to their enemies. And whatever they do to their enemies, they’ll eventually do to one another.”

Y’all it’s over and I wasn’t ready! This series has been an instant favorite to me for so many reasons. Weird coding science I’m totally not smart enough to understand but wish I could? Sign me up! An entire cast of morally grey completely untrustworthy characters? Yes please! A fight over what it means to be human, and what makes a family? That is




In my review of book #1 (This Mortal Coil), I stated that "this was completely comprehensible and a seriously compelling story, especially for a book involving gene hacking, splicing, decoding and lots of technical terms and such". In my review for Book #2 (This Cruel Design), I stated that "I wished I
Mind: blown. Heart: full. Tech: glitching.

Nova Syzygy
Well...this was...underwhelming. I was expecting an emotional roller coaster, but instead I got...nothing. The greatest emotional reaction this got out of me was some mild sadness when Mato (my favorite character) died. Emotion-wise, the first book was the best, but plot-wise, this is the best out of all of them. I think my apathy might have something to do with having really high expectations for a book. So far, the sequels I’ve really wanted to read for months have turned out disappointing, ...more
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOOOOOOK. I am dead and reborn.
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He says "Toe MAY toe"
She says, " Toe MAH toe"
I say, " To MATO" ( Damn you Mato)
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
Spoilers below for books one and two.

I am so sad to see this series end! All three of these books kept me at the edge of my seat while reading. As with all my other sequel reviews, I can't talk too much about the plot without ruining anything. I'll do my best to share a bit though.

Emily Suvada has created a trilogy that is so smart and thrilling. I could feel my heart rate picking up during certain parts. It was so hard to put all three of these books down. Sometimes I'm let down by the
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This Vicious Cure is the conclusion to the series that explores gene-hacking, change of DNA and global pandemics. Catarina has fought against losing her own humanity along with every person in the world as they once again need a new vaccine to combat a new threat larger and more devastating than before. I was so lucky to have the second and third book in my hands at the same time as I finished This Cruel Design and I was able to immediately open up This Vicious Cure and continue reading.

Ayla Cato
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Where should I start... Like the previous books in the series, This Vicious Cure doesn't have the most beautiful prose of the best characters ever, but if you love this series for the story and science--I definitely do!--you'll forgive it for its flaws. Really, just the originality and, oh, the goosebumps-inducing logic, earned it 5 stars from me.
michelle (magical reads)
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

this probably would’ve been better if I remembered more of the last two books but I actually liked this ending!
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
What a phenomenal series and breathtaking finale. Review to come.
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, audio-book-2020
4.5 stars

This was better than I could have imagined. Full of twists, turns, secrets, and surprises - I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I'm only sad this is over. :(
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
Changing my rating to 2.5 stars because the more I think about this book, the sadder I get.

I feel so underwhelmed and disappointed Full RTC.
Time spent waiting until I could get my hands on this book: over 12 months
Time spent reading this book: a day and a half
Now what the hell am I supposed to do with my life??

I have just finished this final book in this awesome series, and I now have that melancholy feeling one gets when you’ve spent so much time and felt so many feelings in a wonderfully crafted world, and that’s it. It’s done. It’s all over.

This Vicious Cure was a fitting conclusion to the trilogy and it really epitomised the
Attack Salmon
Feb 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Emily Suvada is a master manipulator don't you know

Its been fucking 2 years since the last book and my memory is hazy. I can't tell who's who. First half I was bored out of my mind because this book is feeling hella generic. Bad guys coming we have to run bla bla bla

BUT its worth holding on and see the whole truth reveal with (view spoiler). And the whole world is well and on its way again.

This is how a science fiction should be. Making you ponder about
Amy Braun
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is was a perfect finale! I honestly did not know what to expect coming into this book given the cliffhanger left behind by the sequel, but it did not disappoint! I didn't think there could be more twists offered for this series, but I was wrong! It was so exciting and filled with action and drama, all of which I loved.

It was great to see new characters and old, and Jun Bei had an excellent story arc that was unlike most I've read. Hers, inevitably twined with Catarina's, led for compelling
this was okay. not the worst, but i didnt do a reread of the other books before picking this up and there was no subtle recap or recollection of prior events, so it took me a while to remember/piece together what was happening.

overall, i wasnt overly impressed, not was i disappointed with this. the conclusion suits the pacing and tone of the other books, but i think my interest was sort of lost during the wait between the previous book and this one.

2.5 stars
Wendy Wagner
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, ya
An exciting and satisfying ending to the trilogy!
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of dystopian stories, don't sleep on this series! It is wicked smart SciFi that's absolutely fascinating to wrap your head around. What if gene hacking is our future? The series conclusion was twisty, well paced and had a few surprises. I wanted more Cole but otherwise absolutely satisfied. Can't say too much more without spoiling the earlier books so just run and grab This Mortal Coil! Then come chat with me ...more
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own, 5-star


Wow, what a wild ride!! This book was explosive and action packed from start to finish! The second book dragged in the beginning, but this one definitely did NOT have that problem. There was never a dull moment! I have to say, Emily Suvada never disappoints when it comes to dropping bombs. So many surprises! (view spoiler)

"We're both
2.5 stars
Sara Cunningham
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don’t like science fiction, and yet I adore these books. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect ending to this series.
Mar 26, 2019 is currently reading it
i can't wait to cry all of my tears on this book
Alexis Rivera
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can’t wait for this finale
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it


I absolutely LOVED the first book. And then the second one was JUST. AS. INCREDIBLE. which is weird because honestly I haven't found very many series where the second book is as good. (Which is understandable because sequels are normally a bridge between the first and the third one)

And This Vicious Cure is as good as I thought it would be; which is a compliment because I thought it would be amazing. But it didn't live up to This Mortal Coil levelled
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Emily Suvada was born and raised in Australia, where she went on to study mathematics and astrophysics. She previously worked as a data scientist, and still spends hours writing algorithms to perform tasks which would only take minutes to complete on her own. When not writing, she can be found hiking, cycling, and conducting chemistry experiments in her kitchen. She currently lives in Portland, ...more

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