Contagion by Erin BowmanContagion by Erin Bowman

Contagion

byErin Bowman

Hardcover | July 24, 2018

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Perfect for fans of Madeleine Roux, Jonathan Maberry, and horror films like 28 Days Later and Resident Evil, this pulse-pounding, hair-raising, utterly terrifying novel is the first in a duology from the critically acclaimed author of the Taken trilogy.

After receiving a distress call from a drill team on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is sent into deep space to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.

When they arrive, they find the planet littered with the remains of the project—including its members’ dead bodies. As they try to piece together what could have possibly decimated an entire project, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR CONTAGION:

“Gripping, thrilling and terrifying in equal measures, Contagion is the perfect intersection of science fiction and horror—I couldn’t look away.”—Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Illuminae and Unearthed

“Few understand the true horror that lies in the empty unknown of space, but Erin Bowman nails it in Contagion. Read this one with the lights on!”—Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe series and Star Wars: Rebel Rising

“Erin Bowman’s Contagion is everything I want in my science fiction: a cast of smart characters on a desperate rescue mission forced to confront an elusive and unstoppable enemy. I absolutely loved this layered and thrilling adventure and can’t wait to dive back into this world again.”—Veronica Rossi, New York Times bestselling author of the Under the Never Sky series

Title:ContagionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.33 inPublished:July 24, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062574140

ISBN - 13:9780062574145

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suspenseful I was so excited for this and didn't disappoint. It was a little different than I originally thought it was going to be but I still really liked the twist. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dark and suspenseful Contagion is a dark horror/suspense/thriller scfi-fi with space zombies(kind of), mysterious characters and a danger that could threaten the human race. The story follows a mismatched crew of eight unqualified people who are sent on a rescue mission to another planet after a distress call comes in. The crew sets out to a drill set up on the planet where they are supposed to be mining a substance. When they arrive on planet to complete their mission they are in for a real shock, everyone is dead. The story is told from multiple POVs including two main characters; Thea and Nova and several side characters, all POVs were essential to the story. The beginning of the book was rather slow, I found it pretty difficult to get into the story. It wasn't until the 140 page mark that it started to get interesting for me. Once things got interesting I couldn't put the book down! The book got increasingly darker as the story went on and it will keep you flipping the pages. Most of the characters were well done I especially liked Thea who is a seventeen year old intern to a Microbiologist. Thea hasn't had an easy life she grew up as a foster child and was told 'don't strive for too much because you cant do it'. Well Thea will prove those people wrong, shes smart, brave, strong cunning and incredibly quick thinking. There are a few characters that will make you want to pull your hair out such as Dylan. She's in charge of the missions and shes trying to impress the company she works for and impress her dad. She is incredibly big headed and will not listen to her crew members. Its her word or nothing. She willingly puts her crew in danger for no other reason than her being too proud. While most of the characters were okay they all seemed to have poor decision making skills which seems to be the case in most books. There were a few instances were they just made HORRIBLE choices and put themselves into unnecessary situations. While the story wasn't incredibly original it was enough to keep me interested. Anyone who likes sci-fi, horror/suspense and dark stories should give this a shot. Fans of The Illuminae Files and Nyxia will enjoy this. This is the only book I have read by Erin Bowman and I really enjoyed her writing style. I liked that she wasn't afraid to hurt her characters and make things dark. Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for sending me an advanced copy for review.
Date published: 2018-05-28

Editorial Reviews

“Erin Bowman’s Contagion is everything I want in my science fiction: a cast of smart characters on a desperate rescue mission forced to confront an elusive and unstoppable enemy. I absolutely loved this layered and thrilling adventure and can’t wait to dive back into this world again.”