The Sept. 5 release date for my next book, Spliced, from Holiday House Books, is getting closer, and I’m getting pretty excited, especially now that I can reveal the official cover! I love it, and I hope you do, too.
In this gripping near-future sci-fi thriller, biohacking has given rise to a new form of body modification. Chimeras—a subculture of young people who—for reasons as varied as they are—alter themselves by splicing animal genes into their own. As 16-year-old Jimi Corcoran plunges into the world of chimeras to prevent Del, her troubled best friend, from getting spliced, the social and political backlash against chimeras erupts, bringing with it passage of a new law defining anyone whose DNA is not 100% human as no longer legally a person. And while Jimi learns to love and respect the chimeras she encounters, she also learns that those leading the backlash have a hidden agenda more hateful and horrific than anything she could have ever imagined.