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Contagion

(Toxic City #3)

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3.59  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the rest of the world, protected by a large force of soldiers (known as Choppers) while the rest of Britain believe that their ex-capital is a toxic, uninhabited wasteland.

But that's not true. Jack and his friends know that the truth is very different--and incredible: the few remaining
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Hardcover, 229 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Pyr (first published January 1st 2013)
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Callum
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I decided to read this book because the cover looked good.
Something I liked about the book is that it is set in a post apocalyptic city with a nuclear bomb.
Something new I learned from this book is be careful who you trust.
A character I lied was Jack, he has very strong powers and is quite tall with brown hair, he has an adventurous attitude and is very sneaky.
Angie
Aug 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Seventeen hours. That's how long Jack has to save London or the people in it. Seventeen hours until the nuclear bomb goes off to clear out everything that has happened over the last two years. Contagion was a vast improvement over the disappointment of the second book in the trilogy. Instead of being bored and confused, I was eager, anxious, and still a little confused. Jack's powers are developing and multiplying fast, and he's desperately trying to find one that will help him warn everyone abo ...more
Whitney
Oct 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: science-fiction
Ok, so this was really bad. Really really bad. Characters were flat and boring, not to mention ridiculously repetitive. Jack, the main character, kept agonizing over the soldiers he killed in the very beginning of the book. Seeing as how he has lived in this wasteland for a while now, and the soldiers were shooting at him, I found his obsession ridiculous. Yes, killing someone for the first time would be a bit traumatizing. However, he doesn't seem to have a problem with the violence and death a ...more
Adelynne
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: decently-ok, shelf
I don't know if this affected my viewing of the novel or not- but I haven't read the first two books in the series.

I had a couple of problems with this book. First, I felt like the plot was kind of pointless. Second, the character relationships seemed a bit superficial to me. Again, I don't know if that's a result of my not reading the first two books, but whatever. Third, I felt that Jack was a bit too overpowered and was focused on too much. It would have been better if other characters such
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Lovey Dovey Books
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've been hooked on Tim Lebbon's Toxic City series from the very first: London Eye. With each subsequent novel I became more and more impressed with the author's ability to keep me coming back for more, even as it seems like there is no hope for Jack and his friends. Contagion is one of those novels that keeps you in suspense until the final page, and even then, the final word. I never would have imagined such a bittersweet ending to the story, but there was also a rush of relief that Lebbon did ...more
Fantasy Literature
Apr 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Contagion provides a sad but satisfying resolution to Tim Lebbon’s TOXIC CITY series. Jack, the hero of the books, comes to grips with his new powers, while outside quarantined London, Jack’s mother and sister spread the truth of the mutation agent Evolve.

In the TOXIC CITY series, two years ago on a date now called Doomsday, a scientist named Angelina Walker released a virus-like compound in London. It changes people. Some people it gives extraordinary powers; other change into beasts or monster
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Hannah Russell
Nov 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
It was better than the second. Quite a bit better, actually. For that reason, I almost gave it two stars. Then I reset my star meter, and remembered that being significantly better than an absolutely horrible book doesn't entitle you to two stars. The science still makes no sense. I still don't care about any of the characters (it's worse than not liking them...I honestly don't care about them). And the themes still don't come together into a cohesive unit. One star is still fair.

And...dear book
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Jenn
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
I am not really sure if I can put to words how I feel about this book. At this moment, having just finished the novel, I am disappointed. I don't really feel this book lived up to the true potential it had in the beginning. It seemed thrown together, and then it was quickly over. There didn't seem to be much holding it together, like the author was under a time crunch so just rushed the story.
TheObsessiveCupcake
I hated it. I just finished it to say I completed the series and maybe I gave it a few more second chances than it deserved. Also hated the ending but only because I thought it was dumb not because I actually cared about the characters. I said the seven deadly words (I Just Don't Care About These People) so many times throughout this series. So now go and read.
Samuel Capri
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
i was blown away by the ending of this book. also the situations the characters had to face was displayed very vividly which left you feeling like you were part of the action.

again mr.lebbon out did himself kudos
Jenny
Oct 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Dude. Definitely not the ending I had anticipated. What a strange ending to an odd ending.
CJ
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Contagion, Toxic City book 3, by Tim Lebbon fulfilled all the promise of book 1 and 2, London Eye and Reaper's Legacy and moved beyond. Really good. I couldn't put it down.
Michiko
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
That was a bit of a mess.
Paula
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I did get invensted in the Characters and I did shed a tear or two. However; I skimmed a lot and was just ready to be done with it.
Rishabh Garg
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not the ending I had expected. Overall, it's a good read but that ending is going to be bugging me.
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Toxic City (3 books)
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