From the author of THE SUMMER PRINCE, a novel that's John Grisham's THE PELICAN BRIEF meets Michael Crichton's THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN set at an elite Washington D.C. prep school.
Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC's elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night.
Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is sweeping the nation, forcing quarantines, curfews, even martial law. And Roosevelt is certain that Bird knows something. Something about the virus--something about her parents' top secret scientific work--something she shouldn't know.
The only one Bird can trust is Coffee, a quiet, outsider genius who deals drugs to their classmates and is a firm believer in conspiracy theories. And he believes in Bird. But as Bird and Coffee dig deeper into what really happened that night, Bird finds that she might know more than she remembers. And what she knows could unleash the biggest government scandal in US history.
I loved reading this book! An outbreak that means quarantine-of Washington, D.C., that's something that's important! And I loved the mystery of what happened to her that night, why the one dude and her ex treat her like she knows a secret. So interesting!
This book was a bit disjointed. There were this asides that added to the story, but they were jarring. It made it harder to read and to enjoy this book, but it didn't outweigh the positives! They were little asides, and while I'm glad that they were there, because it gave some needed info, well, yeah, jarring!
I really enjoyed Coffee and Bird together. They both have their issues-he's a ambassador's kid, and Bird's mom has a firm idea of who Bird should be, and Bird has tried to change herself to be that person. They were quickly, and fit well together!
This is a throwaway paragraph, but as a book lover and as someone trained to be a library technician, shame on Bird for defacing a library book! Worse than bending a corner as a bookmark, she tore a page out of a book! Gasp!
I really enjoyed reading this book, it was really great to read!
Author: Alaya Dawn Johnson
Read: November 25th, 2017
Reason Why: Sounded really good! And it's a 2017 Dystopia Book and a SAC 2017 Book.
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Published: September 30th 2014