Fragile Remedy

By Maria Ingrande Mora

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Sixteen-year-old Nate is a GEM—a Genetically Engineered Medical Surrogate—created by Gathos City scientists as a cure for the elite from the fatal lung rot ravaging the population. As a child, Nate was smuggled out of the laboratory where he was held captive and taken into the Withers—a quarantined, lawless region. He manages to survive by becoming 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 who 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 fail-safe 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 controlled by Gathos City. When violence erupts across the Withers, Nate’s 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.

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. She can often be found writing at her stand-up desk, surrounded by houseplants.

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781635830569
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781635830576
  • Reading Age: from 14 to 18 years
  • Interest Age: from 14 to 18 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.25 x 8 in
  • Publication date: Mar 09, 2021
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 400
  • Imprint: Flux
  • Subjects:
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Dystopian
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT

Reviews of Fragile Remedy:

"A boy-loves-boy dystopian fantasy for anyone needing a heartbreaking thrill." —Kirkus Reviews


"Readers will respond to the warmth, caring, and romance between young people living on the very edge." —Booklist


"Those seeking a vivid visit to the dystopian dark side can start here."—School Library Journal

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