200 Word Review of Contagion (Dark Matter #1) by Teri Terry

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 3.86 with 1,006 ratings (as of 8/11/2019)

Callie is missing. 

Her brother Kai is losing hope of ever seeing her again. Then he meets Shay, a girl who saw Callie the day she disappeared, and his hope is reignited. 

Their search leads them to the heart of a terrifying epidemic that is raging through the country. 

Can Kai and Shay escape death and find Callie? …more

200-Word Review

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.

In Teri Terry’s Contagion, Kai’s sister, Callie, is missing. She disappeared a year ago and Kai is beginning to lose hope Callie will ever be found. That is until he receives a call from Shay, who is most likely the last person to see Callie before she disappeared.

With the help of Shay, Kai seeks the truth about Callie’s disappearance. Their search takes them through areas affected by a painful and contagious epidemic, an epidemic that mimics the flu, and which almost no one survives.

While the description presents a typical lost child/search storyline, the book is more than that. Notice the epidemic? It is more than a common epidemic.

The chapters are short and are time-stamped which ensures the reader knows the timeline events occurred. The story is presented from Callie and Shay’s perspectives. Some reviewers on Goodreads commented they were confused in the beginning but, after reading a few chapters, everything made sense.

Contagion is the first book in Teri Terry’s Dark Matter trilogy. The complete trilogy was released in the UK and the 1st book has been finally released in the USA! Deception (book 2) and Evolution (book 3) are available for purchase from the UK.

This review was published on Philomathinphila.com, Smashbomb, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble on 8/11/19. When available, the review will be published on Scribd.com and, using Overdrive, will be rated in 9 libraries.

Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Thriller
Print Length: 464 pages
ISBN: 9781580899895
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication Date: July 9, 2019

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