Contamination (Feast of Weeds Book One)
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Thornton comes a stunning survival series that has readers raving about its dark and gritty thrills. Powerful enemies, twisted memories, a government willing to do anything for control....
ONCE UPON A TIME A PLAGUE ENDED THE WORLD.
“…This isn’t the boxcar children covered with a veneer of wholesomeness. These street kids know how to survive on the streets, and it isn’t always pretty… heart-stopping and horrific….” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Where do I even start? I guess here: it’s refreshing to finally read a disease-centre apocalyptic story that feels real… cannot wait to see what happens next….” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
If you like anything (or most things) with quickly-spreading viruses, zombies, realistic teenaged characters, learning how homeless kids get by on the street, action, and strong loyalty…an intriguing, cannot-put-it-down tale….” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“The first book left me hungry for the next one…” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“This book was bad@sss…” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
When a new virus unleashes violence that devastates eighteen-year-old Corrina's neighborhood, all Corrina can think about is surviving. But then the boy she loves is kidnapped by a group of government soldiers, she must team up with a strange group of street kids to save him. But will he still love her when he finds out what she's become?
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
Q - What makes the Feast of Weeds series special? An epidemic ravaging the human population. A world spiraling into chaos. People doing whatever it takes to survive. I wanted to write something I would love to read. I've always been drawn to the post-apocalyptic genre and thought about end-of-the-world books I’ve loved--Stephen King's The Stand, Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower. But also recent stories like The Girl With All the Gifts, The Passage, and even Stranger Things. I’ve always found stories with big epidemics/events that reinvent the world so thrilling. I also love getting into some of the science, like the genetic engineering, that would make the situations plausible. Feast of Weeds gives you some of that classic Walking Dead zombie fare, but...without giving too much away...I guarantee you've never read a zombie series like Feast of Weeds before.
My cast of characters are teenagers but I've had plenty of adults write me to say they’ve enjoyed the series. I think Feast of Weeds hits the sweet spot of older Young Adult that will appeal to plenty of adults too. No matter what your age, the Feast of Weeds series is designed to keep you furiously turning those pages.
Q - What order should I read the books in? I think the complete series would be most enjoyable in the following sequence:
--Germination (prequel short novel)
Q - Why should readers give these books a try? The prequel hit #5 on the New York Times and #8 on the USA Today bestseller lists. Readers have sent me tons of emails to say how much they love Feast of Weeds (stay-up-all-night-even-with-work-the-next-day love). But more than that, as a reader myself, I am always looking for the next Stranger Things, The Passage, The Girl With All The Gifts. THAT'S the kind of story I hope you'll find in Feast of Weeds. Smart. Dangerous. Gritty. With rip-your-heart-out intensity (literally and figuratively in some cases).
Feast of Weeds is a fast, dark apocalyptic ride. Just remember...nothing is what it seems.