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  • Published: 15 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823449316
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $27.99

Spiked




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 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.

  • Published: 15 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823449316
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $27.99

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Praise for Spiked

"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."—Booklist "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

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