Saturday, 31 August 2013

Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

Synopsis: After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls everything. They ration the scant food and supplies through a lottery system, mandate daily doses of virus suppressant, and even monitor future timelines to stop crimes before they can be committed.

Brilliant but autistic, sixteen-year-old Clover Donovan has always dreamed of studying at the Waverly-Stead Academy. Her brother and caretaker, West, has done everything in his power to make her dream a reality. But Clover’s refusal to part with her beloved service dog denies her entry into the school. Instead, she is drafted into the Time Mariners, a team of Company operatives who travel through time to gather news about the future.

When one of Clover’s missions reveals that West’s life is in danger, the Donovans are shattered. To change West’s fate, they’ll have to take on the mysterious Company. But as its secrets are revealed, they realize that the Company’s rule may not be as benevolent as it seems. In saving her brother, Clover will face a more powerful force than she ever imagined… and will team up with a band of fellow misfits and outsiders to incite a revolution that will change their destinies forever.

Review:I was given a free copy on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Before Clover was born a deadly virus had took over and it killed millions of people. 
Days after Clover was born a suppressant was discovered by going through a portal and landing two years in the future.
It was too late for Clovers mother who died seconds before their door was knocked with the suppressant but Clover's father and brother were saved.
After her father had to go to work Clover and her brother West were taken care off  by their neighbor and once their neighbor was too old West looked after Clover giving up his own dreams so Clover wouldn't  be sent to foster city.
when Clover is accepted into the Academy with full boarding she is over the moon and so is her brother who can now go in for  better job and watch his young sister getting an education.
The story is told in both Clover and West's POV and changes regularly through the book so you can really get into their heads and see how strong the bond between them is.

I loved reading this and really can't wait to read more bout Clover and West's journey.