200-word review of Deception (Dark Matter #2) by Teri Terry

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.14 with 494 ratings (as of 1/16/2020)

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 5% of the infected who survive are dangerous and will be taken into the custody of the army.

As the epidemic spreads, survivors are being hunted like witches, for the authorities fear their strange new powers.

Kai is desperate to trace Shay, who tricked him and disappeared. Meanwhile, Shay is searching for the truth behind the origins of the epidemic … but danger finds them wherever they go. Can they outrun the fire?…more on Goodreads

200 Word Review

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

Deception is the 2nd book in the Dark Matter series by Teri Terry. I was given the opportunity to review the 1st book, Contagion, and thoroughly enjoyed it. When offered the 2nd book, I jumped at the chance.

Deception starts where Contagion ends. Shay, believing she is the carrier of the epidemic, surrenders to the army. Kai is heartbroken and feels betrayed because Shay left. After discovering survivors like Shay are not carriers, he is desperate to find her.

I enjoyed the 1st book more than the 2nd. Because it is a YA book, there is the obligatory love triangle. Still, it is worth reading. We are introduced to other groups. They are survivors, those hunting the survivors, and those behind the epidemic. One of the people we learn more about is Dr. Alex Cross, Kai’s hated stepfather and Callie’s father.

The 3rd and final book in the trilogy, Evolution, is available for pre-order. Its release date is August 11, 2020. I am looking forward to seeing how the trilogy ends. Will Kai and Shay end up together? What will happen to Callie? Will she get her revenge?

View my review of Contagion at https://philomathinphila.com/2019/08/11/200-word-review-of-contagion-by-teri-terry/.

This review was published on Philomathinphila.com, Smashbomb, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble on 1/16/20. When available, the review will be published on Scribd.com and, using Overdrive, will be rated in 9 libraries.

Genre: SciFi, Fantasy, YA
Print Length: 416 pages
ISBN: 9781623541064
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication Date: October 29, 2019

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