Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review #2 Contagious By Emily Goodwin

"I wasn’t afraid of death. If I died, it would be over. My worst fear wasn’t of dying, it was of living. Living, while everyone around me had their flesh savagely torn from their bodies to be shoved into the festering and ever-hungry mouths of zombies. It terrified me, right down to my very core, to be alive while the rest of the world was dead."

In the midst of the Second Great Depression, twenty-five year old Orissa Penwell doesn't think things can get any worse. She couldn't be more wrong. A virus breaks out across the country, leaving the infected crazed, aggressive and very hungry.

Orissa will do anything-no matter if it's right or wrong- to save the ones she loves. But when she discovers that most of the world is infected or dead, she must decided if those lives are worth saving at all.

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Emily Goodwin::
 Emily Goodwin resides in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, many four legged children and their much loved German Shepherd named Vader. Accused of being a day dreamer, Emily began writing at an early age, making use of her active imagination. She has
a degree in psychology, is currently working on her second degree in nursing, likes anything paranormal, 80's rock, going on crazy adventures with her friends and is an animal rights activist.

My Review::
5 stars :)

 I loved this book! This was the first indie book that I had ever read and it made me love them!
 I have to admit when I first started to read Contagious I wasn't sure if I was gonna be able to finish it. Orissa just didn't seem like a relate-able character when the whole ZA started. But when I start a book I cant stop reading it and I'm sure glad that I didn't. Orissa grew on me! 
Once I started to get more into how she thought and why she did certain things it made her seem more like a real person than at the beginning of the book. All the characters I just absolutely love them to pieces, Dr. Cara being my favorite of them all! xD And also the fact that everything seemed to pull me further into the book. 
There were very few typos, that didn't at all effect my reading. The only thing that I didn't like about this book was the cliffhanger!! I spent a good month of my life wondering if Hayden was alive or dead. I would walk around my house talking to myself trying to figure out what would happen. My mom and grandma were always asking me what the heckers I was talking about. 
I will/have recommended this book to others and they love it just as much as I do! I hope you all get a chance to read this awesome book! 

~Heaven Lyanne

       To Emily Goodwin -- Thank you for writing this book! It helped my mind a lot when coming up with ideas to create zombies for my book. :)



  1. Awesome! I can't wait to read this!!

    1. yay! You'll love it! and I'll be posting my review for Haunted Moon soon :)