Thursday, 18 May 2017

Contagion (Dark Matter #1) by Teri Terry

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Hachette Children's Group and NetGalley.
Contagion (Dark Matter, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Don't miss this startling first book in a breathtaking new trilogy from Teri Terry, queen of the teen psychological thriller and author of the bestselling Slated trilogy! URGENT! An epidemic is sweeping the country. You are among the infected. There is no cure; and you cannot be permitted to infect others. You are now under quarantine. The very few of the infected who survive are dangerous and will be taken into the custody of the army. Young runaway Callie survived the disease, but not the so-called treatment. Her brother Kai is still looking for her. And his new friend Shay may hold the key to uncovering what truly happened. From the author of the international sensation Slated comes the first book in a powerful new story of survival and transformation; love and power.

Contagion by Teri Terry

My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars

Contagion (Dark Matter, #1) “They say I’m sick, and I need to be cured. But I don’t feel sick. Not any more.”

This was a YA sci-fi story about a mysterious killer flu epidemic.

Shay was an okay character, and I liked Kai too. Callie was also an interesting character, and it was bad what she had gone through, I understood her frustration when she wasn’t able to communicate with anyone too.

The storyline in this was about Shay remembering seeing a girl who had gone missing a year ago (Callie) and contacting her brother Kai with the information. We then got a storyline about a disease known as ‘Aberdeen Flu’ spreading across Scotland and then the UK and causing masses of deaths. Parts of Scotland were under quarantine, and Shay and Kai were caught up in it, trying to help those dying, and trying to work out the source of the disease. The pace in this was pretty slow though, and the second half seemed to drag quite badly.

The ending to this was a cliff-hanger.

6.25 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. Cliffhanger...:-( Otherwise it sounds interesting...All too often I don't make it back to finish the series without some kind of reminder, so being left with a cliffhanger is a bummer.
    sherry @ fundinmental