Title – Contagion
Series – Dark Matter #1
Author – Teri Terry
How I Got It – From the publisher
Pages – 464 pages
Publication Date – May 18th 2017 by Orchard Books
ISBN – 9781408341728
My Rating – ★★★★/5
“Callie is missing. Her brother Kai is losing hope of ever seeing her again. Then he meets Shay, a girl who saw Callie the day she disappeared, and his hope is reignited.
Their search leads them to the heart of a terrifying epidemic that is raging through the country. Can Kai and Shay escape death and find Callie?”
I received a copy of Contagion from Hachette New Zealand to review. I’ve read a few of Terry’s books so I was really excited to read her new book.
The start of this was unexpected. I know the tag line was something like ‘not everything can be cured’ but I didn’t think it would be so obvious at the beginning of the book. I can’t say too much without giving things away. This might be a difficult book to review because I don’t want to spoil things…
There was one thing I thought was really obvious from the start of the story. That was the cause of this virus or whatever it is and why it was spreading so fast. Well, not why it was spreading so fast because I don’t even know what the virus is or how it happened. This is a lot harder than I thought it would be to talk about. It was obvious to me who patient zero was. Yes, that’s what I was trying to say. But of course no one else could figure it out. You’ll understand if you’ve read the book. What I don’t understand why how Shay and Kai were so oblivious to the path the virus was taking. I understand how they wouldn’t have figured out the cause.
I liked Shay and Kai. Some things they did annoyed me but I can’t say what those things were because spoilers. I did think they “fell in love” kind of fast but then I don’t do the whole love at first sight thing so…
I wasn’t really sure what to think of Callie. I felt bad for what had happened to her but I also thought her decision at the end of the book and what she did was really selfish. I don’t know how many people had already died in Contagion and now even more may die. Well, more people probably will die. I can understand her motivations but there’s only a small chance she’ll even find the person she’s looking for. So, really selfish decision.
I really enjoyed Contagion and all the mystery in it. I still have some questions about the virus that I’m hoping will be answered in the next book which I can’t wait to read.
I’d definitely recommend Contagion if you like mystery, diseases and lots of death. Oh and cover-ups. I almost forgot about that.
*Thank you Hachette New Zealand for sending me a copy to review*