Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Dystopian Pick: Plague Land
by Alex Scarrow
In this scary sci-fi dystopian novel, main character Leon watches a news story about a horrific virus that has broken out in Africa. His mother tells him not to worry; they're so far away in England. Within a week, the deadly sickness has spread to England, and it's terrifying.
Bodies liquify and turn to "juice."Entire cities are wiped out. The strange thing is that the way the plague seems to be moving, as if it's adapting. Humans are on the run, but there is no outrunning whatever this is. It may be the end of the human race.
The ending leave an opening for a series, and YA fans will not want to wait long to pick up the sequel.
Recommended grade 9-up.
FTC Required Disclaimer: I received the ARC from the publisher. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review.