Lydia Kang’s TOXIC (previously CYCLO), in which a secretly created teen girl, abandoned aboard a sentient biological spaceship that is dying, encounters the mercenary boy doomed to perish on the ship for his last job.

Paperback Edition ISBN-13: 978-1640634244









Toxic is the winner of YARWA’s Athena Award for Excellence in Young Adult & New Adult Fiction in the YA/NA Speculative Category


Toxic is also a Junior Library Guild Selection




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Praise for TOXIC:

“A powerful and evocative tale of a sentient spaceship — and her painfully human bond with the lonely girl who lives within her walls. Lydia Kang checks all the boxes: Unique world. #OwnVoices heroine. A hero more luminous than the cosmos. TOXIC is extraordinary — in every sense of the word.” – Pintip Dunn, New York Times bestselling author of Forget Tomorrow and Girl On The Verge

“Hauntingly beautiful, completely absorbing, this book will linger with you long after the final page. Toxic asks intricate questions about the identities we inherit and the identities we create, and the sacrifices we’re prepared to make for both. Lydia Kang took my breath away.” – Amie Kaufman, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Illuminae and Unearthed

“Kang delivers a novel with a unique premise and solid storytelling, which makes it stand out in a sea of similar YA titles.” — Kirkus

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