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Thursday, March 7, 2013

{Book Review} Deathly Contagious (The Contagium Trilogy #2) by Emily Goodwin

Deathly Contagious (The Contagium Trilogy #2)
by Emily Goodwin
Publisher:Self
Released: June 2012
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Horror, Paranormal, Zombie, Romance
How I got it: Bought

After the discovery of a zombie-proof safe house, things are finally looking up for Orissa Penwell. But her chance at happiness is shattered when someone she cares about is shot. Hell bent on revenge, Orissa will do whatever it takes to seek vengeance and get even. Things quickly go from bad to worse and she finds herself lost and abandoned—and forced to face the zombie plagued world on her own. When lies, secrets, and desperation are added to the already harrowing world, Orissa discovers that zombies aren’t the only things to worry about. What—or who—will justice cost her? And just how far will Orissa go to avenge someone she loves?

Review: I've wanted to read this since the cliff hanger ending of book 1.  The beginning kept me on the edge of my seat as Orissa fights to get medicine to save Hayden's life. I did have an issue with Orissa at this section. She plays hero and lures a group of undead away from her team, telling them to wait twenty minutes and if she's not back take off. Then she gets pissed off when they listen. It wasn't her regular team so why did she expect them to thing anything other than she got ate. What she goes through after is unfortunate but giving her crazy antics it's better than what could have happened. I did like that she was compassionate enough to take the other girl held captive with her along. Actually I would have been disappointed with her if she hadn't. To be honest once she gets back to the compound, the book lagged. I grew a bit bored with the normal, it did pick back up. Lots of zombie fighting, and then another lull as they recuperate.
But the ending was the real kicker for me. It also cinch that I won't be reading the rest of the books in the series. I felt that it was a stupid risk that they took and they should've just turned around and went home. I felt the whole thing was ignorant. I feel the author was trying to rope readers in with the ending and for me it was just to much.

 

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