Fragile Remedy

Fragile Remedy

Sixteen-year-old Nate is a GEM—Genetically Engineered Medi-tissue created by the scientists of Gathos City as a cure for the elite from the fatal lung rot ravaging the population. As a child, he was smuggled out of the laboratory where he was held captive and into the Withers—a quarantined, lawless region. Nate manages to survive by using his engineering skills to become a Tinker, fixing broken tech in exchange for food or a safe place to sleep. When he meets Reed, a kind and fiercely protective boy that makes his heart race, and his misfit gang of scavengers, Nate finds the family he’s always longed for—even if he can’t risk telling them what he is.

But Gathos created a genetic failsafe in their GEMs—a flaw that causes their health to rapidly deteriorate as they age unless they are regularly dosed with medication controlled by Gathos City. As Nate’s health declines, his hard-won freedom is put in jeopardy. Violence erupts across the Withers, his illegal supply of medicine is cut off, and a vicious attack on Reed threatens to expose his secret. With time running out, Nate is left with only two options: work for a shadowy terrorist organization that has the means to keep him alive, or stay — and die — with the boy he loves.

Title:Fragile Remedy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781635830569
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  • Fabi

    Fantastic, diverse, lovable set of characters whom we join in a dystopian world where the haves and have-nots are severely divided not only by wealth and privilege but by location as well.Withers is t...

  • Xiran Zhao

    Personal Rating: I’d swim through the sludge channel to join Reed’s gangReasons to Read: The immersive prose, the queer found family, the plot that keeps you guessing, the hope among the bleakness...

  • Kyle

    Actual rating: 4.5 (rounded up)A thousand thanks to Flux, North Star Editions, and NetGalley for providing me with this eARC in exchange for an honest review.The writing here is pretty fantastic and i...

  • Kimba Tichenor

    This YA science fiction is totally engrossing, with its best feature being its strong and nuanced development of the main characters. Through the stories of Nate, Reed, and Alden, the book tells a sto...

  • Chelsea

    Rating: 3.5I really liked the characters (especially Nate, Reed, Alden and Pixel), but I didn't like where the plot went at about 70% into it. I didn't like the villain. I think the character could ha...

  • Aly

    I loved this unique story!This was so interesting and kept me intrigued from the beginning. The idea of genetically developing humans with DNA that can replicate and heal itself and then using them to...

  • Melissa

    When the fatal lung rot breaks out in Gathos City, GEMs are created (Genetically Engineered Medi-tissue). Nate is one who was smuggled out of Gathos City and now lives in the slums of the Withers. He...

  • Moony (The Burglar Baggins) MeowPoff

    I got this eARC from Netgalley in exhange for a honest review 2.75 stars.I was a bit unsure about the story, but i liked Nate alot. He was very easy to like and grew on me pretty quickly. Though i wa...

  • Lu

    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.This book talks about the social difference between riches and poors (highlighted by physical separations), addiction, murder, death...

  • Maria

    Hello dear readers. With just two weeks until Fragile Remedy's launch, I want to make sure you have access to content warnings: https://www.mariamora.net/booksThank you so much for letting Nate and hi...