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In this sequel to Spliced, his acclaimed science fiction thriller for young adults, Jon McGoran further explores a near future transformed by climate change in which young people called chimeras modify themselves by splicing animal genes into their own, and are forced to confront a backlash that would define them as non-persons.
After the events of Spliced, 17-year-old Jimi Corcoran wants to move on with her life and her relationship with Rex, her chimera boyfriend. But when a friend is accused of murder in the death of a chimera wearing a strange medical bracelet from a hospital that ostensibly provides healthcare for chimeras, Jimi and her friends do some digging—and uncover a chilling plot to exploit chimeras in horrifying ways. With help from new friends and old, and support from Chimerica, a shadowy network of chimera supporters, Jimi and Rex risk their lives to shut down the operation and expose it to the world, and in doing so incur the wrath of one of the most powerful and dangerous people in the world.
Spliced was named to the American Library Association's inaugural LITA Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable List, and is nominated for the 2019/2020 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award. Both Spliced and Splintered have been honored by American Bookseller’s Association as ABC Best Books for Young Readers.
Learn more about Spliced and read an excerpt, right here.
The chimeras are back in Splintered!
Praise for Splintered
“McGoran adds further ethical complications to the crucial political battle for chimera rights, exploring, for example, the uneasy line between acts of resistance and of terrorism... definitely exciting.”
"Dystopian fans have
a lot to enjoy in this loosely allegorical novel. The pacing
is lightning fast...
the author explores themes of prejudice and rebellion in a
"In this follow-up to his YA debut, Spliced, McGoran finds his rhythm in an exciting, futuristic thriller… A
sci-fi page-turner for readers who enjoy Cinder and
School Library Journal
Praise for Spliced
and more than
a little scary.”
not disappoint... McGoran keeps
you hooked from
“McGoran doesn’t skimp on the action…suspenseful & scary… timely [and] thought provoking”
“A mind-bending science fiction adventure into a disturbingly familiar, near future world. Characters you care about and a plot that will send chills up your spine, Spliced has it all!”
NY Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and Mars One
“Genetically modified teens forced to make life-and-death decisions in a modified world as a hideous new form of hatred poisons society. Spliced grabs you by the throat and won’t
—Laurie Halse Anderson
Internationally acclaimed NY Times bestselling author
"Intense and provocative, Spliced questions whether humanity is defined by our genetic make-up or our compassion. The haunting themes McGoran has created will resonate long after the final page is turned."