Contagion - Teri Terry (Paperback)

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Some things can't be cured, can't be stopped, can't die...

Don't miss this startling first book in a breathtaking new trilogy from Teri Terry, queen of the teen psychological thriller and author of the bestselling Slated trilogy!

Don't miss this startling first book in a breathtaking new trilogy from Teri Terry, queen of the teen psychological thriller and author of the bestselling Slated trilogy!

URGENT!
An epidemic is sweeping the country.
You are among the infected. There is no cure; and you cannot be permitted to infect others. You are now under quarantine.
The very few of the infected who survive are dangerous and will be taken into the custody of the army.

Young runaway Callie survived the disease, but not the so-called treatment. Her brother Kai is still looking for her. And his new friend Shay may hold the key to uncovering what truly happened.

From the author of the international sensation Slated comes the first book in a powerful new story of survival and transformation; love and power.

Product Details

Barcode
9781408341728
Department
Books
Released
16 May 2017
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Teri Terry
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Hachette Children's Group
Series
Dark Matter S.
Language
English
Number of Pages
448
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 129mm (368g)

Annotation

Some things can't be cured, can't be stopped, can't die... Don't miss this startling first book in a breathtaking new trilogy from Teri Terry, queen of the teen psychological thriller and author of the bestselling Slated trilogy!

Summary

Don't miss this startling first book in a breathtaking new trilogy from Teri Terry, queen of the teen psychological thriller and author of the bestselling Slated trilogy!

URGENT!
An epidemic is sweeping the country.
You are among the infected. There is no cure, and you cannot be permitted to infect others. You are now under quarantine.
The very few of the infected who survive are dangerous and will be taken into the custody of the army.

Young runaway Callie survived the disease, but not the so-called treatment. Her brother Kai is still looking for her. And his new friend Shay may hold the key to uncovering what truly happened.

From the author of the international sensation Slated comes the first book in a powerful new story of survival and transformation; love and power.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Children's Young Adults
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
BISAC Subject 4
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
BIC Classification 4
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
BIC Classification 5
Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Dewey Classification
823.92
Readership
Children / Juvenile

Author Bio

Teri Terry's award-winning debut trilogy - Slated, Fractured and Shattered - established her as the queen of the teen thriller. Teri is also the author of Mind Games and Book of Lies, and her most recent work is the Dark Matter trilogy. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages and have won many prizes at home and abroad.

Teri Terry has lived in France, Canada, Australia and England at more addresses than she can count, acquiring four degrees, a selection of passports and an unusual name along the way. Past careers have included scientist, lawyer, optometrist and, in England, various jobs in schools, libraries and an audiobook charity. She has now made her home in the Buckinghamshire Chilterns (where the Slated trilogy is set) but Teri's love of travel continues, and research for her novels has recently taken her to Dartmoor (Book of Lies) and Shetland (Dark Matter).

Customer Reviews

A mysterious epidemic that may not be all that it seems, a missing girl who may hold the key to unravelling it

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Review also appears on my book blog, The Book Fairy's Haven (http://bookfairyhaven.blogspot.co.za/2018/01/book-review-contagion-by-teri-terry.html)

Ever had one of those books that made you believe you’re reading one thing, only for it to be something a lot more different than you anticipated?

Teri Terry’s Contagion is that book for me. It’s definitely different in a good way because it offered a refreshing take on a concept that I’ve previously seen in TV, movies and other books.

The story revolves around Callie, a missing girl, a killer strain of flu that’s evolved into a nationwide pandemic and Shay and Kai two teens – Kai being Callie’s older brother - who not only want to find Callie, but want answers to a situation that’s quickly spiraled out of control.

But answers are proving hard to find when the government is doing its level best to downplay and hide the unfolding events that are forcing residents to evacuate from their homes, or restricting them from leaving by imposing quarantine lockdowns on affected areas.

Forced to go on the run and avoid the military - who may be looking for survivors for all the wrong reasons - Kai and Shay have to rely on their wits and on each other to survive, not realising that the direction their hunt is taking them in is only putting them in more danger.

Contagion is a fascinating read, particularly because it delves into an area of science that I confess to knowing very little about. I won’t go in-depth with regards to this aspect of it because that would be giving away a good focus point of the book, but what I can say is that it sets itself up for an intriguing start to a new trilogy.

Admittedly, I would have like to have seen the introduction to this concept earlier in the novel, but I was kept intrigued enough that it isn’t actually a big issue for now.

There’s a supernatural element in the book that requires you to suspend your disbelief in many places, but I do think it’s one that created an eerie atmosphere and provided a nice red herring that hid what was really going on.

The characters were intriguing enough for me to want to continue this series and the mystery surrounding Shay’s father is a storyline I’d love to see explored more in the next installment.

All in all, Contagion is a book steeped in mystery and one that sets itself up nicely for a follow up that will no doubt be a high octane rollercoaster ride featuring more thrills and answers to the science explored in book one.
Bring on book two. .