Book Reviews · Science Fiction · Thrillers · Young Adult


Over the past several weeks, I’ve been making a conscious effort to focus on reading books that I’ve owned for a while…especially sequels to books that I’ve read during the past year. One of the books I had the opportunity to read during the month of April was Immunity.

Immunity is the second book in Erin Bowman’s Contagion duology. If you’re not familiar with the first novel, then I highly recommend checking out my review of Contagion, which I read as part of last year’s POPSUGAR Reading Challenge.

This book begins almost immediately after the events of the first book, and focuses on three of the main characters from the original novel: Thea Sadik, Coen Rivli, and pilot Nova Singh.

At the beginning of the novel, Thea, Coen, and Nova are being held by a group known as the Radicals, a group of rebels from a planetary system known as the Trios, who are plotting to break away from the United Planetary Coalition…and who don’t seem to have any scruples as to how they meet their ultimate agenda.

The rebels have come to believe that the contagion from Achlys could be the key to creating super soldiers, which would ensure the success of their rebellion. They’ve chosen to use Thea and Coen as guinea pigs, testing the limits of their endurance and healing capabilities. But as Thea and Coen learn more about their captors’ plans, they begin to make some of their own. As they know all too well, the contagion is extremely dangerous…and if it’s allowed to get out of control, the entire galaxy could be in danger.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Immunity, and thought that it was a great sequel to Contagion. This was a very fast-paced book, with a lot of action and a considerable number of surprises. Just like when I read the first book in this duology, I ended up reading the majority of Immunity in a single day, because I had a really hard time putting it down.

If you are a fan of science fiction thrillers, especially ones written for young adults, then I highly recommend giving Immunity a try. However, if you are interested in reading this book, you definitely need to read Contagion first.

Happy reading!

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