Review: Contagion by Erin Bowman

To preface this review, I don’t generally ever do horror- no horror books, no horror movies, no scary anything if I can help it, so it was really weird that I like actively looked for this book. I’m fascinated with diseases and epidemics/pandemics and the spread of disease, and just epidemiology in general (fun fact, I considered majoring in epidemiology, but then decided that social media marketing was more my style), so when I read the summary for this book, I was intrigued.

Contagion 4.5 stars 4.5/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads: It got in us
After receiving an urgent SOS from a work detail on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is dispatched to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.
Most are dead.
But when the crew arrives, they find an abandoned site, littered with rotten food, discarded weapons…and dead bodies.
Don’t set foot here again.
As they try to piece together who—or what—could have decimated an entire operation, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.

I really enjoyed this book! Sometimes the multiple POVs got a little confusing, but once I got used to it, I was glad that the author decided to do that. There was so much action throughout the book and the premise of how the disease was contracted was so cool! This book kept me guessing and OMG THAT ENDING! Why is July 2019 so far away???

Of all of the characters, I think Nova is probably my favorite. There were so many unexpected things about him, and when I thought I had him and his motivations figured out, another wrench was thrown in and I was back to square one with him. That normally doesn’t happen in books, so I was so excited to actually have that mystery within this book.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book- but be sure to remember that it ends on a cliffhanger and you’re going to want book two right away- so be prepared!

Have y’all read Contagion? What did you think about it?

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