Sunday, January 29, 2012
Rabid by Jami Lynn Saunders
The world is a creepy place in this view of the future. War has destroyed most facilities, a virus has created creatures called "ferals" and the remaining humans must hide and defend themselves from the altered humans. Pippa's love, Aiden, has died, but she must go on with her sister and try to find her parents. She'll die if she stays in one place too long.
711 Press sent me this in ebook to review (thank you). It was published last Friday so you can get a copy on Amazon now. This is a cross between science/fiction and horror and was a quick read for me.
Pippa is still adjusting to the fact that she has changed into a werecat and Aiden's death has taken its toll on her. She suddenly becomes overwhelmingly angry when the ferals attack again and goes after them with a fury. Unfortunately, that sets off her system and she turns rabid. As her friends try to find her, she starts hunting them.
This story is fast paced, highly speculative, and an interesting read. Viruses do change and modify themselves from the chemistry in one's body so who knows what a malignant virus would do to us?
There are several creatures here I wouldn't like to run into on a dark night (or even during the day) so it made me read the story quickly. These are desperate people and their journey is not over yet. This is the second book in the Werecat Saga and another one is planned. Each story gives you a bit more history about the disaster and its outcome. I'm looking forward to reading the next story and finding out if Pippa's sister, Abby, makes it.
Why not take a trip into the world of the future and see if you can make it back alive?