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About Fragile Remedy
Sixteen-year-old Nate is a GEM—a Genetically Engineered Medi-tissue—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 Tinkerer, 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 a content strategist and a brunch enthusiast. Her love languages are snacks, queer joy, and live music. A graduate of the University of Florida, Maria lives near a wetlands preserve with two dogs, two cats, two children, and two billion mosquitoes. She can often be found writing at her stand-up desk, surrounded by house plants. Unless the cats have already destroyed them.
Advanced Praise for Fragile Remedy
“A boy-loves-boy dystopian fantasy for anyone needing a heartbreaking thrill.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Those seeking a vivid visit to the dystopian dark side can start here.”—School Library Journal
“A tender story about found family, friendship, and finding out who you are that will break your heart in all the best ways.” —Linsey Miller, author of Belle Révolte
“A fearless narrative of hope and survival, Mora’s debut shines bright with finessed world building and a fresh take on dystopian. A thrilling sci-fi with a found family you’ll wish was yours.” —Rosiee Thor, author of Tarnished are the Stars
“A work of incredible world building, chock full of characters with so much heart.” —Kelly McWilliams, author of Agnes at the End of the World
“Immersive prose, queer found family, and a plot that keeps you guessing”—Xiran Jay Zhao, author of Iron Widow
“Complex and immersive, examining poverty, addiction, and violence. At its heart, this book is about forgiveness, redemption, and love.”—Allison Saft, author of Down Comes the Night