Thursday, July 26, 2018

My Thoughts: Contagion by Erin Bowman

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Contagion
(Contagion #1)
by Erin Bowman
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Publication Date: July 24th 2018
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780062574145
Genre: Young Adult | Sci-Fi | Horror
Source: Edelweiss

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It got in us

After receiving an urgent SOS from a work detail on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is dispatched to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.

Most are dead.

But when the crew arrives, they find an abandoned site, littered with rotten food, discarded weapons…and dead bodies.

Don't set foot here again.

As they try to piece together who—or what—could have decimated an entire operation, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken. (Goodreads)


Contagion is the very first book I’ve read by Erin Bowman, even though I’ve had quite a few of her previous books on my TBR for the longest. I was beyond thrilled to finally read something by her, and even though this book scared the daylights out of me, I’m really looking forward to reading more by her soon!

So let’s talk about Contagion! The first thing that drew me to this book was the awesome cover. (In case you didn’t already know, it’s SUPER hard for me to resist an awesome cover. Sigh.) Then I read the summary and discovered that the book was set in space. SPACE! Yes, give me all the books set in space, please! If you’re not totally hooked by this point, then keep reading because this book also has SO MUCH DEATH, as well as a contagion that kills just about everything. Does this sound like something you’d want to check out?? Yep, I thought so!

Contagion is told from the viewpoint of a few different characters in the novel, and this is my most favorite thing ever, because with SO many different viewpoints, we get SO much more information. (The contagion itself even has a viewpoint, which was a little creepy!) The storyline for this book was super addictive, and highly suspenseful. I’m a pretty big chicken when it comes to thriller books, but I kind of love that this book freaked me out so much. I definitely flew through the pages, and since the book ends on a pretty big cliffhanger, I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for information on the next book, which I can’t wait to get my hands on.

Overall; if you love a good suspenseful thriller, do check Contagion! I don’t read books like this often, but I’m really glad I decide to read this one. I was hooked on the story, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book, which is currently untitled, but set to release sometime in 2019. I’m also even more excited to read some of Erin’s previous books now, and I’m trying to decide if I want to read the Taken series or the Vengeance Road series first. So many choices! I can’t wait to read them both.

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