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(Spliced #3)

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A plan for peace turns into a fight for survival in the third book of the acclaimed sci-fi thriller series.

Committed to both peace and human rights for chimeras--people who alter themselves with animal DNA--seventeen-year-old Jimi Corcoran is torn when she's invited to a gathering of moderate pro- and anti-chimera rights activists seeking to find common ground. But whe
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 5th 2020 by Holiday House
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Paige Green
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher! Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Spiked

Author: Jon McGoran

Book Series: Spliced Book 3

Rating: 5/5

Publication Date: May 5, 2020

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, science, romance, dystopian vibes)

Publisher: Holiday House

Pages: 352

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Synopsis: Committed to both peace and human rights for chimeras--people who alter themselves with animal DNA--seventeen-year-old Jimi Corcoran is torn when she's invited to a gathering of m
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Denise Weintraut
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This was a terrific sequel and finale to the #Spliced series! The characters were compelling and the issues raised in the plot really got me thinking about how we approach genetics, technology, and global warming. Jimi, the protagonist, had an authentic, realistic voice that wasn't overly whiny or angsty, an issue with many YA novels. I loved that she maintained positivity in the face of overwhelming odds and that she genuinely connected with and cared for her family and friends. Day-to-day ...more
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Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome ending to this series. I do hope though we may get a book later on letting us know how Jimi and her boyfriend and friends are doing after all that went down.

In this one the tide is turned on Jimi because she is now looked at as a suspect and she is trying to figure out what is really happening. And those implants and affects OMG. Creepy. This was like a really awesome twilight zone movie. We have the implants and its impacts which is creepy. It is like the people begin to be
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mowgliwithabook
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
✨Relevant,Riveting,Real✨
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‘Whaaat?!’ was my reaction through this whole book. An imminent super flu threatening humankind, global climate change problems & large scale discrimination among the masses. Ring a bell? That is our world today! How did the Author know this? This futuristic sci-fi thriller is more like an account of current events!
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Welcome to a world where humans can choose to be spiked or spliced. Spiked with an AI chip makes humans smarter & they do not get along with the spliced peo
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Marsha Hubbell
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Spiked" is the final book in Jon McGoran's futuristic trilogy. An action-packed, thought-provoking ride "where science is both celebrated and vilified." ...more
Amy
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gripping and satisfying conclusion to the series.
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I don’t even know where to start, this series is just so good! There are so many parallels between the Spliced universe and our world today that really resonate with me. I feel like we all can relate to the themes of these books, and I definitely think more people should read them!
Judah Kosterman
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sprawling conclusion to this trilogy is a two-movie finale.

In movie one, our folk heroine teen protagonist, Jimi, is headed to a meeting between moderates of the chimeras (animal-spliced humans) and the organized anti-chimeras (H4H, or Humans for Humanity). She’s waylaid by a fringe group of chimeras intent on blowing up the negotiations. The fringe group knows a lot about how the Dear Leader of H4H influences his followers (using the implantable PDAs he developed, nicknamed “spikes”), and a
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Meredith Hill
Apr 23, 2020 rated it liked it
It was good. Don’t get me wrong, but I still had a couple of problems with it and with the series as a whole.

For one, I thought there was too much going on in this book. Wayyyy too much. And it was all crammed together in 350 pages.

The only way he managed this was though magical character revelations (random bouts of epiphanies and creative thinking where people looked at a tree or a fire hydrant and managed to somehow come up with all the bad guys master plans).

It didn’t make for a bad read.
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Jon McGoran is the author of ten novels, including Spliced, Splintered and Spiked, a trilogy of near-future YA science fiction thrillers from Holiday House Books.Spliced was named to the ALA’s Library Information Technology Association (LITA) inaugural 2018 LITA Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists and was also named one of the American Bookseller’s Association’s ...more

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