Mad World: Epidemic (Mad World #1)
by Samaire Provost
The Black Plague is ancient history. It killed 100 million people nearly seven centuries ago, halfway around the world from the technologically advanced research center at Stanford University. Scientists there have recently begun examining samples of bone marrow from plague-infected corpses unearthed in Europe. All the necessary safeguards are in place. What could go wrong? Alyssa and Jake are away with their class on a highly anticipated year-end trip to Broadway with their senior acting class when all hell breaks loose at home. Traveling back, and trying to find their families, they encounter deadly results. Riots are breaking out. People are being evacuated. And they have no idea what's happening to their families. Horrific ordeals, heart-pounding tragedy, and chance encounters harden them for what lies ahead. Faced with tormenting decisions, they're forced to follow their instinct for survival at any cost - even when the cost is a heart-wrenching decision of life or death. A harrowing adventure of frightening discoveries, horrifying confrontations and narrow escapes in Epidemic, the first installment of the Mad World series. Find out what's got everyone so terrified.
Alyssa and Jake are excited to be on a senior acting class trip to Broadway. They love acting and the trip has been great. The great time soon ends when it seem trouble is breaking out back home. As they all rush to get back to find their families they only find horror. People are being evacuated to other places and now some of them have to find just were they are being sent. The class has many challenges along the way and some of them just may not make it. Seems scientist researching Black Plague victims have awakened an evil horror that just won't stop and continues to spread.
I always enjoy a good zombie book and this one didn't disappoint me. The kids in this book grow to become tough as they have many challenges to face. Just imagine knowing something bad is happening but not knowing where your family is or in some cases going home to see the bad thing they have become. They are not only trying to find family and friends but also trying to beat the spread of the virus and find safe places. Even if you don't like books with zombies this is still a great read. How the author gives the take on how the virus started and spread is a new one and I really liked it. The only thing I wanted to see was more details I guess you could say. It just seemed a few times it was missing. It is still a great and wonderful read for anyone who likes books with zombies or just a refreshing change of books. This has an original background that you will enjoy.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam