Review of This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada (hardcover)

This is a book three.  There are spoilers below for books one and two.



This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

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 without a fight.

Though the outbreak has been contained, a new threat has emerged—one that’s taken the world to the brink of a devastating war. With genetic technology that promises not just a cure for the plague, but a way to prevent death itself, both sides will stop at nothing to seize control of humanity’s future.

Facing her smartest, most devastating enemy yet, Cat must race against the clock to protect her friends and save the lives of millions on the planet’s surface. No matter the outcome, humanity will never be the same.

And this time, Cat can’t afford to let anything, or anyone, stand in her way.




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 conclusion of a series, but not this one.  It had me guessing all the way through the book.


Cat is back.  Sort of.  She’s no longer with Jun Bei, but stuck in a simulation.  She’s in the lab with with five year old versions of the others.  She’s been stuck there for awhile and has no idea how to get out.  Leoben shows up virtually one day and tells her what is going on in the world.  He has an offer for her.  Find the others and work with Lachlan one more time and he’ll put her in a body, her cloned body.  She can be a real person with a real life of her own.  Leoben explains how to get out of the lab and transport to other areas.


Jun Bei has been working on the Panacea in Entropia.  Her entire focus is on it.  She’s ok with hurting the people around her.  In Ju Beis head, it’s ok to kill a few to save millions.  Lurkers have been coming in packs, killing the people in Entropia.  They are in large groups, different than before.  It makes Jun Bei realize she needs to rush even more.  Cole shows up with an offer for her.  In typical Jun Bei fashion, she decides how she can use and manipulate Cole.  She wants to take Lachlan and finish the code on her own.  She doesn’t want Cartaxus involved.


As Jun Bei and Cat are trying to save the world in different ways, secrets start to come out.  Some are from the past and who Cat is.  Some are about what will happen in the Panacea gets into anyone’s hands.  They both have to risk their lives to save the whole world, even if it means they may die.


That’s all I can really say without giving up too much.  The pacing was great, just like the first two books.  I loved this so much and I hope a lot of you will give the series a try.


I gave this book 5 stars.  I can’t wait to see what Emily writes next.


Have you read This Mortal Coil?  If so, have you finished the series yet?





Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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