Book Reviews, YA book reviews

Immunity (Contagion #2) by Erin Bowman – ARC Review


My Rating ~ Five stars


RELEASE DATE:  2 July 2019

Publisher: HarperTeen

Format: E-ARC

Pages: 411

Source:  Received from Wunderkind PR



They thought their nightmare was over, but Thea, Coen, and Nova’s rescue was only the beginning. After being imprisoned on a ship they thought was their ticket to safety, it’s clear that the threat they left behind isn’t as distant as they’d hoped—and this time the entire galaxy is at risk.

Now that threat is about to be unleashed as an act of political warfare. To prevent an interstellar catastrophe, the survivors must harness the evil they faced on the planet Achlys and learn to wield the only weapon they have left: themselves.





Thank you so much to Wunderkind PR for providing me with a copy of Immunity in exchange for an honest review.


***PLEASE NOTE:  As this review is for book 2 in the series, there will be spoilers for the first book, Contagion in this review!***


If you’ve read Contagion, you know that we were left on a cliffhanger so big you could see it from, well, space.  Waiting for book two hasn’t been easy, so when I was given an E-ARC for Immunity, I was one very happy bookworm!

Immunity begins right where Contagion left off, with Thea, Coen and Nova prisoners aboard a space shuttle.  Thea’s plans for an escape she thought wouldn’t pose too much trouble (especially with her new found telepathic communication with Coen), hit a snag pretty quickly and the pair find themselves undergoing gruelling tests to push the limits of their abilities.  As Thea and Coen discover just how far their physical skills now stretch, they also discover something they never anticipated happening with their telepathic bond.

Nova is in a coma, being tended to by Amber, a medic on the ship.  While her mind continues to come to terms with all she experienced during the outbreak in Contagion, Amber is there to help her with regaining her physical strength.

When Thea and Coen start to realise the occupants of the ship are testing their abilities as a means to use the contagion as a weapon, they have the fight of their life on their hands, not only to find Nova and escape, but to stop the contagion spreading to anyone else.

I loved Contagion and Immunity was just as heart stopping, but in a slightly different way.  Where Contagion was all about the escaping the deadly outbreak, Immunity concentrated on the desperation of imprisonment and the developing relationship between Thea and Coen.  The bond they shared was incredible, yet daunting and I really enjoyed watching it evolve.  I also loved getting to know Nova more in this book.  She was a formidable character in Contagion and one I wanted to know more about, so I liked seeing her personality develop more in Immunity.

I think this series deserves so much more hype, it’s a gripping and heart stopping book, with a fast pace and interesting characters.  I’d highly recommend it if you enjoy sci-fi and disease outbreak stories!






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