Hey guys! Today I’m going to be sharing a quick review of Contagion – a YA novel (by @TeriTerryWrites) that I was lucky enough to receive from entering (and winning :D) a recent Goodreads giveaway! So first of all, I want to say a MASSIVE thank you to the author and anyone else who was involved in the giveaway.
Callie, an eleven-year-old girl, went missing just over a year ago. In the midst of being chased by bullies, Shay catches glimpse of a flyer, triggering a memory of the missing girl seeing Callie getting into a car on the date of her disappearance. Realising that she could have been the last person to see her alive, she calls Callie’s brother Kai, who they both find out the mystery behind Callie’s disappearance, whilst trying to survive a deadly epidemic that is rapidly spreading across the UK.
That’s the basic plot… and I mean basic because I don’t feel like I can give you any more information than this.
I will say this, though; this book is bloody intense! This was such a fast-paced and gripping book, with constant plot twists and unexpected turns. And with the constant change in POV between Shay and Callie, it just adds to the suspense and makes me want to read more and more.
Overall, Contagion was a combination of multiple genres: YA, science-fiction, mystery… even a bit of romance (which is cute and all, but not really my cup of tea).
However, I was seriously hooked by the cliffhanger, and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment of the Dark Matter trilogy.
*Finally, just one more thing. While I was reading this book – about halfway through – I felt ill (both physically and mentally), which, I don’t know about you, seems like a massive coincidence… just sayin’… 🤔😂