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LGBTQ YA Dark Fantasy Debut Explores What It Means to Live and Love


ST.PAUL, MN, January 6, 2020 – Flux, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc. (NSE) is excited to announce the June 16, 2020 release of Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora. Fragile Remedy is a young adult dark fantasy novel centered around Nate, a genetically engineered medical surrogate, who must choose to save himself or the life of the boy he loves.

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He was made to die. Now he has reason to live.

Sixteen-year-old Nate is a GEM—a genetically engineered medical surrogate—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 and into the Withers—a quarantined, lawless region. Nate manages to survive by 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 in their DNA that causes their health to rapidly deteriorate as they age unless they are regularly dosed with medication. As Nate’s health declines, his hard-won freedom is put in jeopardy and he will be forced to choose between his own life or the life of the boy he loves?

Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora

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Publication date: June 16, 2020

About the author
Maria Ingrande Mora is the Content Director at award-winning digital marketing agency Big Sea. In her previous editorial role at SheKnows, she managed a team of writers and covered feminism, parenting, and health. Maria lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her two children, and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. As a queer woman, she is passionate about representation in kidlit. Find out more at

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