"I wasn’t afraid of death. If I died, it would be over. My worst fear wasn’t of dying, it was of living. Living, while everyone around me had their flesh savagely torn from their bodies to be shoved into the festering and ever-hungry mouths of zombies. It terrified me, right down to my very core, to be alive while the rest of the world was dead."
In the midst of the Second Great Depression, twenty-five year old Orissa Penwell doesn't think things can get any worse. She couldn't be more wrong. A virus breaks out across the country, leaving the infected crazed, aggressive and very hungry.
Orissa will do anything-no matter if it's right or wrong- to save the ones she loves. But when she discovers that most of the world is infected or dead, she must decided if those lives are worth saving at all.
Not good, but not bad. Contagious is the first in a trilogy about a zombie outbreak.
That is about it, the story really is not that deep. We have Orissa, our main character who is so unlikeable I wished she would have gotten bit. She is selfish, puts everyone in danger, and makes terrible decisions. Sadly, she is the only character that really gets any backstory the others are just sort of there.
The story was sort of haphazard, there were many parts that made no sense and there were some parts that a normal, rational person would do differently and survive better than Orissa and her group, Like DON’T wait for the zombies to get 10 feet in front of you before you get into the car..
The book picks up a little bit when Hayden is introduced but it doesn’t pick up too much. Mostly it is mission runs and drama. No explanation of how the virus got out, no theories thrown about. They will not drink the water because it could be contaminated but they will shower in it... makes no sense.
All my ranting does not mean it was not a nice book, it is if you are looking for something to fill in the time, but do not expect something ground breaking from this novel.