YA Book Review

The Wednesday Review: Immunity by Erin Bowman (Contagion #2)

The Book:

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Book Author: Erin Bowman

Genre: YA Sci-Fi/ Horror

Publishing Date: July 2nd, 2019

Publisher: Harper Teen

Synopsis: Survivors of a deadly planetary outbreak take on a new, sinister adversary in the sequel to Contagion.

They thought their nightmare was over, but Thea, Coen, and Nova’s rescue was only the beginning. After being imprisoned on a ship they thought was their ticket to safety, it’s clear that the threat they left behind isn’t as distant as they’d hoped—and this time the entire galaxy is at risk.

Now that threat is about to be unleashed as an act of political warfare. To prevent an interstellar catastrophe, the survivors must harness the evil they faced on the planet Achlys and learn to wield the only weapon they have left: themselves.

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The Review:

Immunity was an intense sci-fi ride that I did not want to get off of! It was exciting and had me glued to my seat the entire time! I enjoyed it so much more than Contagion!

You know, it wasn’t even that the plot was something original or unique, but it was the fact that Erin Bowman has such a way with words that I was pulled in until the end. I became attached to the characters from book 1, and book 2 really played with my heart strings as I awaited their fates. I was invested in them, and I just kept turning page after page until I reached a very satisfying ending.

I also felt like there was potential for a spin off after this one. It wasn’t a cliff hanger per say, but it left room to expand, whether that be in my own imagination, or for Erin herself. I really enjoyed that fact because I didn’t want to be done with the characters, or the story itself. As I said before, and in the review for Contagion, the plot wasn’t 100% original, but it was written so well that it felt unique.

I loved that Immunity delved in to the emotional aspect of the parasitic bacteria that was infecting everyone in Contagion. I loved getting more of the science behind it. And, I loved the twists and turns that were in it. It made the duology that much better. Immunity alone was worth reading both books for.

Immunity was definitely more sci-fi than horror. But, I didn’t really miss the horror aspect, because the big picture for most of the book actually centered around something pretty terrifying. Erin Bowman was able to truly capture the horror mankind can inflict on itself in pursuit of power. After all, that was what initiated the spreading of the contagion in book 1.

I’d rate this one 4.5 stars. It was thrilling and satisfying. I didn’t want the story to end, but I was not disappointed that it did.


5 RatingThank you to Wunderkind PR for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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3 thoughts on “The Wednesday Review: Immunity by Erin Bowman (Contagion #2)

  1. Great review! This book does sound cool, but it also doesn’t really sound like a book I would normally pick up either. I don’t really do a lot of horror reads, and I need to read more sci-fi than I do–mostly I tend to read fantasy.


  2. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I couldn’t get into this one as much as the first one but I think it was because it’s been so long since I read Contagion. I agree with you that there was something unique about the writing of the series; it was a very refreshing Science Fiction duology.

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