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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Antidote by Taylor Hondos

Life sucks, and then you rot. At least that is the case in the world today with the disease Dermadecatis going around. No one knows how it is contracted, but whenever you have it, you rot from the inside, out. Lena’s father, Dr. Alona, is a man with a dark secret, who discovered the “Black Sickness” and was searching for a cure, until he was mysteriously murdered. For months following his death, Lena lived isolated from the world, until she is forced into a night on the town where she hears the news of a cure. Could there really be a cure? @goodreads


https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1381022663                  3 STARS

I loved the premise of the book. A disease called Dermadecatis or The Black Sickness taking over a person's body and it makes you rot until you die! I would rather turn into a zombie if I had a choice!

The beginning of the book had me hooked with the main character Lena and her mom and dad at her graduation, when all hell breaks loose. Lena's mom has the disease and her foot is rotting off, her dad is actually a scientist that has been trying to find a cure. At the school her parents get killed, no spoilers. It's really mysterious and I'm wanting to know more!

No long after that Lena's best friend Kaley gets her to leave the house and go to a sort of party where a Dr. Ravana is going to reveal that he has the cure to the disease. He has a boy with him named Joseph that he used as a guinea pig and Joseph is just fine, but he seems weird. Isn't that always the case when someone has a cure!

At this little shin dig Lena runs into a guy that was a jerk to her in the past, his name is Jared. He says she needs to come with him because people are after her, yeah, you being the jerk I'm so going to do that. Lena has no choice when weird things start happening and people are being attacked by something, the light is too bright to see what is going on.

Lena and Jared end up trying to get to a safe house because he keeps saying they are after her because of her father. He always tells her he has some secret and knows things, but can't tell her. This whole lonnnnnnnnnnng time they are traveling Lena is trying to get the information out of him. She doesn't find out until toward the end and it's really not that big of a deal. I'm not sure why he didn't tell her. I hate to say but it got on my nerves. I was all excited to know, but when it was dragged out for so long, I got annoyed. I wanted to smack Jared a good one.

The one thing I did find scary is some people out there that are supposed to be good guys are shooting people up with the disease! Really? Makes me want to stay away from these people for sure. And noooo I'm not going to tell you :)

I think the book was decent enough, I think in the sequels the author could really take this somewhere since it's a very interesting idea.

*I would like to thank NETGALLEY and BOOKTROPE for giving me the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for my honest review.*


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