These two reviews, for Infected and Contagious, are reviews for the first two books in the trilogy that is culminating in Pandemic. I apologize for any spoilers you might detect. I try to be sensitive to the fact that not everyone loves spoilers like I do. I'm weird, I know, liking to know what happens if I can get someone to tell me. But if you want to avoid the risks of learning something you don't want to know, maybe just skip to the "My Thought" or "Would I Recommend This Book" sections of the reviews.
So we're wrapping Scott Sigler month out with these reviews... unless I decide to write a post about when I go to the release event in Nashville on the 25th. We'll see what happens. Anyway, here are your reviews.
Infected by Scott Sigler
Strange microscopic parasites tap into Perry’s bloodstream like tiny little vampires. They start as bright orange blisters, but soon take the shape of triangular growths just beneath his skin. The “Triangles,” as Perry calls them, try to control their host by manipulating hormone levels and flooding his body with neurotransmitters — imbalances of which cause paranoia, schizophrenia and excessive aggression. As Perry begins a desperate battle to cut the Triangles out of his body before it’s too late, his self-control dissolves into raging, murderous madness.
Oh, HELL yes. If you don’t mind adult stuff and some serious creepiness, lots of blood and violence, and a hoard of other badness, then yes, listen to or read this book. On the 5-star scale, I give this a bloody, slightly mutilated 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Contagious by Scott Sigler
Holy crap yes. He has completely done justice to this sequel of Infected, and he set the bar pretty high with Infected. I have nothing but awe for Sigler's work here. I give it a spit-swapping 4.5 out of 5 stars.