Monday, February 25, 2019
Contagion by Erin Bowman
I started this book once and put it down after a couple of chapters because I was confused by the sheer number of characters and I didn't care enough to keep trying. Then it was nominated for a reading program in which I participate and I had to read it. The second attempt went better than the first but I'm still not blown away. I've had my fill of space zombies and I'm frustrated by characters who keep doing stupid things and then later realize they should've just listened to everyone around them and done the smart thing in the first place. And although I'm a fan of complicated characters who aren't all good or all bad, I am less likely to buy into their redemption after their stupid acts have caused everyone else to die. The planet was dark and life-threatening situations just kept coming and I grew weary of the bleakness. Especially because I loved Bowman's debut so much.