Fans of Alien, Outbreak, and World War Z will love this spine-chilling, zombie horror film-esque novel about a search-and-rescue mission gone terrifyingly wrong.
It got in us and most are dead.
Decklan flew for help.
Don’t trust the kid.
Responding to the distress call was supposed to be a straightforward mission. But when Thea Sadik and her crew land on the distant planet of Achlys, they find destruction and devastation . . . and no survivors.
As they try to piece together the puzzle of who—or what—could have decimated an entire operation, they discover that some SOS messages should be ignored—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.
Erin Bowman takes suspense to new levels in this heart-racing first installment in the Achlys duology. Fans of Jonathan Maberry, Rick Yancey, and Madeline Roux will delight in the electrifying horror that Contagion so vividly brings to life.
Had to. Sorry. I loved Contagion. The most impressive part for me had nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with the writing. Every character has a POV. I thought the head hopping would get difficult to follow by Erin does it so seamlessly that it just felt natural to know what everyone was thinking.
It lost points for me in the beginning because slow builds are slow.
But once the ball got rolling I couldn’t put Contagion down. The suspense is built up from the first SOS and only continues to build on Achlys’s surface, a perfect setting for a space thriller.
As with all sci-fi, technology plays a part, but none of it was ever technology from the Hand of God. They fought with it, against it, and lost it creating new obstacles for the characters to overcome (or be overcome by!).
My Rating: ★★★★☆