Series: PODs #1
Genres: Dystopia, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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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.
I’m not quite done reading PODs yet to do a proper review…I am about half way through the book. So far it has been pretty good. There is a killer virus sweeping the planet and the government chooses young people to stay in underground pods for a year in the hopes the virus will die out. Each pod only holds a few people and it is here that Eva meets a number of gifted people, including a guy she falls in love with. Once they are out of the pods, they are separated and placed into fenced compounds to begin reestablishing their lives. So what will these two do when they are separated, and is the virus really dead? I think Eva and her boyfriend David are very well developed. They of course take huge risks in the name of love, which is very realistic since they are teens and don’t calculate risks very well. Most of the characters in the pod didn’t have a lot of depth but they were fairly normal and easy to relate with…except one completely useless character named Josh (I guess he was just there for conflict). The world building was pretty decent though the virus remains mysterious. The government is of course interested in containing the virus more than they are the happiness of their pod citizens. I am definitely enjoying reading this novel and am looking forward to finishing it and seeing what is next.
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