In this gripping near-future sci-fi thriller for young adults (and all adults!), 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.
— Kirkus Reviews
SPLICED grabs you by the throat and won’t let go.”
— Laurie Halse Anderson, Internationally acclaimed New York Times bestseller
‘A mind-bending science fiction adventure into a disturbingly familiar world, near future world. Characters you care about and a plot that will send chills up your spine, SPLICED has it all!”
— Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of the Rot and Ruin series and Mars One
“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.”
— Joelle Charbonneau, New York Times bestselling author of The Testing trilogy and Dividing Eden