Wednesday, September 12, 2012

{Review} Contagious Book #1 in The Contagium Trilogy By Emily Goodwin

Contagious Book #1 in The Contagium Trilogy
By Emily Goodwin
Publisher: Self
Released: 2012 Genre:Fiction- Adult: Occult horror, Zombie
How I got it: Sent a copy by author, via Bewitching Book Tours

“I wasn’t afraid of death. If I died, it would be over. My worst fear wasn’t of dying, it was of living. Living, while everyone around me had their flesh savagely torn from their bodies to be shoved into the festering and ever-hungry mouths of zombies. It terrified me, right down to my very core, to be alive while the rest of the world was dead."
In the midst of the Second Great Depression, twenty-five year old Orissa Penwell doesn't think things can get any worse. She couldn't be more wrong. A virus breaks out across the country, leaving the infected crazed, aggressive and very hungry.
Orissa will do anything-no matter if it's right or wrong- to save the ones she loves. But when she discovers that most of the world is infected or dead, she must decide if those lives are worth saving at all.

Review: I find coincidences are funny. This trilogy was actually on my wishlist for my birthday, so when it popped up as a book tour I jumped at the chance to read it. I was happy to find the book to be engaging and enjoyable. I was quickly pulled into the plot, and liked Orissa from the beginning. Although Orissa's bossiness and recklessness were a little annoying at times. Yet it did help the story progress.
I thought the three stages of zombies were interesting. Crazies were still human, but infected. Zombies regular old...well zombies and then Gummies, which are past there prime zombies. Orissa and her ragtag group of survivors travel around trying to find others like themselves and killing zombies when the need arises.
The book features realistic characters, I almost cried a couple times and my husband looked at me funny when I screamed, ok yelped, when a zombie suddenly popped up. I liked how the romance aspect was kept low key and developed almost naturally even though Orissa tried to fight it.
A gory, action packed plot with lots of close encounters of the undead kind a totally recommendation for any zombie lover.


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