Synopsis: 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.
My Review: Teri Terry has become one of my favourite authors through the Slated trilogy. So when I saw Contagion up for request on NetGalley how could I resist.
Teri Terry certainly doesn’t disappoint. Contagion is a strong opening to an exciting new series.
I thought I knew where the book was going when I read the synopsis. However, Contagion was an unpredictable story that made me keep turning the pages.
The story follows Shay as she tries to help Kai find his younger sister who went missing a year before. But, their priorities soon change as a deadly flu starts to sweep through Scotland.
I’m a bit of a sucker for a good old deadly plague and Contagion delivers a great plague setting. However the book doesn’t become over whelmed by this story line but focuses more on the characters and origins of the flu.
The story is split between two character perspectives. The short chapters work really well, often showing one scene through two pairs of eyes. Shay and Callie, who are the those two pairs of eyes, are the main characters. I really liked the character of Shay. She wasn’t overly brave and strong, but these imperfections are what made her character feel more real.
My one grumble is the relationship between Kai and Shay. It isn’t even a spoiler to say that they are together because it happens from page 1. It was far too quick. It felt off and annoyed me through the first third of the book. About half way through would have been a better point for them to actually become a couple.
Overall, Contagion is a brilliant start to a new trilogy that I cant wait to keep reading. Especially after the nice cliffhanger ending, thanks Teri for that one.
I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review