A plan for peace turns into a fight for survival in Spiked, 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 when a militant chimera rights group prevents her from attending—and saves her from being killed by the bomb they've planted—Jimi herself falls under suspicion for the blast.
Seeking to clear her name, Jimi and her chimera boyfriend, Rex, investigate the mysterious group. . . . only to discover that her involvement is no accident. As they dig deeper, they're drawn into a whirlwind of secret identities, shocking experiments, and an apocalyptic plot that threatens the future of humanity.
In this thrilling conclusion to Jon McGoran's timely and heavy-hitting Spliced series, extremists on both sides square off in an escalating battle between competing visions of the future of humanity, and of the Earth. Set in a near-future society where science is both celebrated and vilified, the Spliced series tackles weighty questions about genetic manipulation, artificial intelligence, population control—and when, if ever, revolution is worth a life.
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. Jon McGoran was selected as a one of the authors for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s 2018 Field Family Author Series and Spliced has been named the 2020 One Summer, One Book for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Learn more about Spliced and read an excerpt here.
Learn more about Splintered and read an excerpt here.
Look for more about Spiked, the third book in the Spliced trilogy, coming soon!
"The thrilling conclusion to the Spliced trilogy kicks off with a bang . . . . this novel profits from an intriguing near-future world, unpredictable nonstop action, and complex ethical decision-making relevant to our own ecological and political climate."
"This novel effortlessly mixes science fiction elements into a timely story that will resonate with readers without being overly didactic. A thrilling conclusion."
—School Library Journal
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."