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Contamination

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Contamination (Feast of Weeds – 2) By Jamie Thornton

(Excerpt from Goodreads) HER MEMORIES WON’T STAY DEAD. More than anything, eighteen-year-old Corrina wants Dylan to love her as much as her parents loved each other. But when a new virus unleashes violence that devastates their neighborhood, Dylan is kidnapped and Corrina uncovers a terrible secret.

A crude vaccination, and now Corrina’s immune from the virus ravaging the city-but the cure changes her memories in unexpected ways.

With help from a group of runaways, Corrina must survive a world gone mad if she’s to find the boy she still loves. But when Dylan discovers what she’s become, will he still love her?
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My Review

5 stars

Corrina doesn’t want much in life. She wants to marry her boyfriend, Dylan, have a house, garden kids, and a couple dogs. What she didn’t expect was a virus that turns people into crazy, zombie like people. Sadly, that is what she gets. When Corrina, Dylan, and Corrina’s friend Jane go on the run. They hear a broadcast guiding people to a local fairground and decide that is the next logical step. But things go from bad to worse when they are attacked and split up. Corrina gets a vaccination against the virus but she is not going to be the same. Now she is trying to get to Dylan and keep her group in one piece against the zombies. Hopefully she can make it through the plague.

So we start Contamination off before Germination and with new people. Corrina is a strong lead character and tries to look on the bright side of things. I have to say that I think Dylan is a jerk and she could have done so much better. I really liked how they meet up with Mary from Germination. I love with authors bring their books together like that.

You will learn more about the virus and how bad things really are in the world. I liked the twist about the vaccine. I love how the infected are like zombies yet they are a new twist on them. I love when someone thinks outside the norm when they come up with their stories.

I am completely hooked on the Feast of Weeds series. I can’t wait to read Infestation. If you are a zombie fan, make sure to add Jamie Thornton to your shelves. She is definitely one author that knows her zombies.

To purchase Contamination, or for more information of this series, make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Jamie Thornton’s website.

I received Contamination for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Pale Highway

Pale Highway

By Nicholas Conley

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Gabriel Schist is spending his remaining years at Bright New Day, a nursing home. He once won the Nobel Prize for inventing a vaccine for AIDS. But now, he has Alzheimer’s, and his mind is slowly slipping away.

When one of the residents comes down with a horrific virus, Gabriel realizes that he is the only one who can find a cure. Encouraged by Victor, an odd stranger, he convinces the administrator to allow him to study the virus. Soon, reality begins to shift, and Gabriel’s hallucinations interfere with his work.

As the death count mounts, Gabriel is in a race against the clock and his own mind. Can he find a cure before his brain deteriorates past the point of no return?

Nicholas Conley

Originally from California, Nicholas Conley has currently made his home in the colder temperatures of New Hampshire. He considers himself to be a uniquely alien creature with mysterious literary ambitions, a passion for fiction, and a whole slew of terrific stories he’d like to share with others.

When not busy writing, Nicholas is an obsessive reader, a truth seeker, a sarcastic idealist, a traveler, and — like many writers — a coffee addict.

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My Review

5 stars

At one time Gabriel was on top of the world when he discovered a vaccine for AIDS and won the Nobel Prize. But now he is suffering from Alzheimer’s in a nursing home and is feeling the loss and separation that comes with it. Then a new virus strikes a resident. Gabriel convinces the administration to let him find cure for it. But this is not going to be easy. The Alzheimer’s is taking away his memory, confusing him with visions, and make the cure difficult to find. Can he hold on long enough to find a cure and save the people in the nursing home?

This is a heart breaking story. Gabriel knows he has Alzheimer’s and it is horrible to know what he is losing. The bitterness he has just makes it worse. Then when he convinces the staff to find the cure to the new virus it revives him but that is when his mind takes a turn for the worst. It’s sad and scary but the thought and research that went into writing this story comes through with each episode that Gabriel fights. You can’t help but cheer him on to keep fighting to find the cure.

This is a great story and one that you should read. It would be the perfect book for a book club. Definitely check this out. You won’t be disappointed.

I received this book for free from Sage’s Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

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The Eight

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The Eight by Katherine Neville

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Computer expert Cat Velis is heading for a job to Algeria. Before she goes, a mysterious fortune teller warns her of danger, and an antique dealer asks her to search for pieces to a valuable chess set that has been missing for years…In the South of France in 1790 two convent girls hide valuable pieces of a chess set all over the world, because the game that can be played with them is too powerful….

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My Review

4 stars

A jeweled chest set called The Montglane Service is given to Charlemagne. It is believed to have a code that will give the person that solves it great power. The set is broken apart and the pieces are spread through the four corners of the world during the French Revolution. In present day, Cat Velis is a computer expert that is hired to find the pieces and complete the chess set. But it is a race against time to get all of the pieces. Cat is not the only one looking for them.

This book is told in two parts. The first part starts during the French Revolution and the second is in the 70’s. You can tell there is a lot of research put into this book for the first part as there are a lot of historical people mentioned relating to this chess set. In the 70’s we follow Cat as she is hired to find all of the pieces.

Unfortunately I have to admit that I have read The Da Vinci Code and I find myself being drawn back to that book. There are many similarities in how The Eight unfolds. I have to remind myself that The Eight came out first and it is quite the opposite. I admit that the story bouncing back and forth in time did get a bit over whelming. It would have been better if we just followed along with Cat and a couple hints to the past.

This is not a bad story. I do recommend reading it, it was an enjoyable read and one that I had on my TBR list since I first saw it released years ago. If you liked The Da Vinci Code and other books that followed I think you will like The Eight.

To purchase The Eight, or for more information, make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Katherine Neville’s website.

I received The Eight for free from A Meryl Moss Media Production in exchange for an honest review.

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