Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Review: PODs by Michelle K Pickett
Published Date: June 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: YA SciFi
The Story: Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it's in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it's a balm for the broken soul.
After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That's the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters.
Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life--a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.
My Review: Ok, so what would you do, if there was a drawing to see who would live and who would die?
There's a deadly virus that is wrecking havoc on the world. Each country is deciding how they will survive. We follow Eva, where in the USA, they have decided to randomly draw from the social security numbers. When she gets a call on her cell, her parents know that they weren't chosen, but that Eva would live on.
The year underground passes quickly, there are few who had the virus, and were "disposed" of. Then the real "fun" starts. With everyone being sent to certain areas to rebuild. Eva falls in love with David while in the PODs, but they are separated above ground.
As you read the story, and wonder what's happened while they were safe, and what will happen when those in love are separated, you won't be able to put it down!! What will happen to Eva and David? Will the virus kill everyone? You'll have to get the book to find out!!