Book Review: Contamination

51dgohv0c1l-_ac_ul320_sr200320_Contamination (Feast of Weeds, Book 2) by Jamie Thornton

★★★★☆ – 4 stars out of 5

Corrina struggles with her past and just wishes for Dylan to love her but when a madman comes knocking on their back door and neighbors start attacking each other, things take a turn for the worse. This is the second book of the series, following the novella Germination. Starting with a new set of characters following the aftermath of the outbreak, you’re taken on a journey not only through the post apocalypse but through Corrina’s memories as well.

This series takes a truly unique twist on the zombie genre where the zombies aren’t really zombies. There are several things that I really appreciate about this series. First that the author does a fantastic job of changing perspective (you know you’re reading from someone else’s view right away) while still keeping the tone of the overall series. Second, that cliched zombie story moments are pointed out by the characters. By acknowledging them it adds a bit of humor/ relief to the situation while also throwing you off the track of where the story might be going (I prefer books where I can’t guess the end). Finally, the take on zombies. At first I was rather confused by the concept (though it was introduced at the end of the first book) but I feel that only added to the story since Corrina (whose perspective the story is in) is trying to figure it all out as well.

Overall, I greatly enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read the up coming fourth (see my review for the third book here). I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading the YA and/or Post-apocalyptic genres.

Please note: I received this book in return for my honest opinion as part of the author’s launch team. Want to learn more and get in on this awesome series:


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