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Spliced

(2017)
(The first book in the Spliced series)
A novel by

 
 
Sixteen-year-old Jimi knows people change, but nothing could prepare her for what’s about to happen to her best friend, Del.

Over the years, their friendship has been evolving—and Jimi is starting to wonder if they could become more than friends. But Del is obsessed with becoming a chimera: a person with animal features, achieved by splicing animal genes into their own DNA. It's a dangerous and controversial process, provided illegally by back-alley doctors called genies.

The dramatic physical changes chimeras go through have scared lawmakers into drafting legislation to declare chimeras officially non-human— taking away all protections under the law. When Del goes missing, Jimi is desperate to find him before he alters himself forever.

To save him, Jimi must risk her life—all while knowing that if getting spliced is the choice Del has made, it means he’s leaving her behind forever.  Unlikely allies and powerful enemies clash as Jimi questions her beliefs and uncovers closely-guarded secrets about her own past.

Set in a near-future society where technology is redefining what it means to be human, Spliced is part science fiction, part political thriller, raising questions about genetic modification and how we treat each other that will stay with you long after the final page.

The hardcover and paperback editions features a striking, texturally-embossed spot gloss cover, and the paperback features a sneak-peak at the heart-pounding sequel, Splintered.

A Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Book 2018

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Genetically modified teens forced to make life-and-death decisions in a modified world as a hideous new form of hatred poisons society. Spliced grabs you by the throat and won't let go." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"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

"A mind-bending science fiction adventure into a disturbingly familiar, near future world. Characters you care about and a plot that will send chills up your spine, Spliced has it all!" - Jonathan Maberry


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Used availability for Jon McGoran's Spliced

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Spliced
Author(s): Jon McGoran
ISBN: 0-8234-3855-4 / 978-0-8234-3855-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holiday House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Spliced
Author(s): Jon McGoran
ISBN: 0-8234-4234-9 / 978-0-8234-4234-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holiday House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Spliced
Author(s): Jon McGoran
ISBN: 1-4708-6044-9 / 978-1-4708-6044-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Spliced
Author(s): Jon McGoran
ISBN: 1-4708-6045-7 / 978-1-4708-6045-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Spliced
Author(s): Jon McGoran
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Spliced
Author(s): Jon McGoran
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Spliced
Author(s): Jon McGoran
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Spliced
Author(s): Jon McGoran
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Spliced
Author(s): Jon McGoran
Publisher: Holiday House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU