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(Contagion #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  1,496 ratings  ·  285 reviews
Survivors of a deadly planetary outbreak take on a new, sinister adversary in the sequel to Contagion.

They thought their nightmare was over, but Thea, Coen, and Nova’s rescue was only the beginning. After being imprisoned on a ship they thought was their ticket to safety, it’s clear that the threat they left behind isn’t as distant as they’d hoped—and this time the entire
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Harperteen
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Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to Wunderkind PR for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. Another thanks to HarperAudio for sending me an audio file in exchange for an honest review

This is going to be a pretty brief review but here it is anyway.

I really enjoyed this novel and it had a very satisfying ending. Something I was honestly worried about, as all of my recent science fiction reads have been very disappointing. But we’re not here to talk about them.

Even though the ending was satisfying, I sti
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
#1 Contagion ★★★★★
#2 Immunity ★★★★☆

They were monsters together now, forever altered by the contagion they'd encountered on Achlys.

If you've been around a while, you might remember my sudden and vocal obsession with the first book in this duology last year. I love sci-fi/horror crossover tales, and Contagion immediately cemented itself as one of my favorites. Between the characters, the plot, Erin's quick and fun writing, and the legitimately awful nature of the infection — coupled with a cliffh
Jun 14, 2020 rated it liked it


After narrowly escaping an infectious zombie horde on Achyls, Nova, Thea and Coen find themselves facing a completely different threat altogether.

What they thought of as their salvation, may actually turn out to be their demise.

The three must band together, along with some new allies, to stop the possible destruction of the galaxy.

So, no pressure.

With fewer characters in this sequel, at least to start, I felt like I had a bit more time to get to know them. Wh
Kal ★ Reader Voracious
This duology is unputdownable: I devoured this book in essentially one sitting.

Chances are that you've heard me yell about how much I loved Contagion. Considering the first book in this duology was one of my top 5 reads for 2018, I was equal parts nervous and excited because my own expectations sometimes ruin a book for me. But I didn't need to worry. Immunity is an action-packed, smart, and satisfying end to the story.

Immunity raises the stakes and we learn a lot more about the world as our ch
Stephani Beltran
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a highly anticipated book for me as Contagion was a 5 star read. Full review to come soon but 4 solid stars for sure.
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019

this really is one of the most satisfying duologies that i’ve read in a while. i absolutely loved the first book; its zombie-esque atmosphere, the suspense, the action. immunity is a little different in the sense that it is more about the survival and logical aspect of it, instead of the exploring. i really liked it though. i assume some people would want to stay for the thrills and creepiness, but if you're expecting that here, you're not gonna find it.

but i enjoyed th
Ugh, cliffhangers.

I feel like I flew through my audio of Immunity. Seriously, it went by so fast that I'm slightly peeved that it's over. Besides that, I still freaking love Coen and Thea because I am all about those two getting better acquainted (if you know what I mean). Then there's Nova and Amber and ugh.. I just can't. Seriously I love all of these characters but some of the stuff that went down was insane.

I wouldn't necessarily say that this book was more horror than anything. Pretty sure
Adah Udechukwu
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Immunity is a five star novel. It is a worthy end to the duology.
Not sure: 3-3.5 stars. I’m annoyed by a plot point I found implausible, which was critical to moving the story forward.
rachel ☾
#1) Contagion ★★★★☆

Trigger warnings for (view spoiler).
I really enjoyed the first book, loved the tension, the mystery the action, it worked with the characters and their world fit very well. This one didn't. The main characters seemed to have reverted in age and common sense. The story became ridiculous. It was filled with fantastical moments all just when needed, the eye rolling almost gave me a headache. I wished I'd left it at book 1, it was ending enough. ...more
Aug 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read
Not as good as the first book, Contagion, but not bad. ...more
Katerina  Kondrenko
7 out of 10

A bit worse than the first installment. Still fast-paced, still nicely written, but I'd prefer it to be a story about a virus and zombies instead of an open-world story. Also too much romance. I'm shocked I say it! I'm always up for kissing and tension, but I needed horror here. Despite the cons, I liked this series much. Yes, it has genre cliches, but everything is tropes, so... Hope the author would write more stories in the style of Contagion to give us chills)
Courtney (bookplaces)
I liked this, but not as much as Contagion. It was still a fast-paced page turner, but it was a little convenient and predictable. Would recommend for those who need to know what happens at the end of Contagion! ...more


Deadly Virus With Some Being Immune-ish
Telepathy & Super Human Strength
Tween Romance
Deep Space
Interstellar Traveling
Book #1 Rating 5 STARS
With Audio Performed by Amy McFadden


Contagion, the first book absolutely blew me away.  The Zombie-Esque virus, the scary intense action, the mystery of what the flip is going on.  Unfortunately, Immunity dragged a bit for me...without giving away any spoilers...I was wondering if the story was ever
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For the first 50% I was livid. I wasn’t hating the book but damn if the circumstances didn’t have me plotting the brutal deaths of a number of characters. Even Thea and Coen pissed me off, making smart moves but then even dumber ones that only made their situation worse. I’m still festering an apocalyptic rage at Burke and even Ambers father, Dr. Farraday. Regardless of the circumstances there is something so unimaginable about people who can and torture others, in this case children. I don’t co ...more
Jun 26, 2019 rated it liked it
1) Contagion: ★★★★ (4.5)
2) Immunity: ★★★

I can confidently say that Immunity, a good book by itself, did not live up to its predecessor, Contagion. I don’t want to give the impression that Immunity isn't a good book, because it is, Immunity just had an intensely different feel from Contagion and had a considerably smaller amount of ‘deep space horror’ that it didn't resonate in my mind as Contagion did.

Contagion - along with the Illuminae Files Trilogy - is easily my favorite sci-fi/horror novel
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, SyFy
*Rating* 4.0


Immunity is the second and final installment in author Erin Bowman's Contagion duology. Immunity picks up right where Contagion left off. Althea Sadik, Coen Rivli, and Nova Singh thought they had survived the evil they faced on the planet Achlys. They were wrong. Althea and Coen are forever altered by the Psychrobacter achli contagion and are now lab experiments and prisoners onboard the UBS Paramount. Thea and Coen find themselves
murphy ✌ (daydreamofalife)
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
4 / 5

Solid follow-up to Contagion, just ever so slightly less entertaining.

It wasn't quite as adrenaline packed as the first book and it focused more on romance, but that's the only negatives I have.
Alexia | Right Writing Words
Hi! Welcome to my review of Immunity by Erin Bowman!

The spoiler-free review:

I can’t even remember how I came across Contagion (the prequel for Immunity) but I absolutely loved it. It was scary, the stakes were high and the characters could not be trusted.

I couldn’t wait for the next book and then it finally arrived! Seven months of waiting and now it’s over!

We follow Thea, Coen, and Nova as they find themselves onboard the ship they thought rescued them but was really the Radicals capturing them
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight

I liked and enjoyed Contagion , but Immunity definitely took the series to the next level! And now, I am going to tell you why I thought that this book really outdid its predecessor, which let's be real, is a rare feat!

•The stakes are higher than ever, which is actually saying a lot! I mean, the plot of book 1 is space zombie virus, so. It's safe to say that upping the ante was go
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read
Thea, Coen and Nova were rescued from the disaster that was the planet Achlys, but aboard the military vessel they face even worse dangers. Nova must recover from being incorrectly taken out of cryo-freezing which results in her slipping into a coma where she relives memories with Dylan. Coen and Thea are imprisoned and experimented on as the revolutionaries hope to use their enhanced abilities to make super soldiers.

I loved seeing Thea and Coen test their abilities and become even closer. I sh
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
I LOVED the first book and have been waiting impatiently for this sequel for many months, so to admit that I didn’t like it at all is extremely hard.

The first book was creepy and atmospheric and fast-paced, but this one was just boring. It finally got good at the end, but by then it was “too little too late” for me. Most of this book is just a boring romance between Thea and Coen, and all of the suspense and creepiness from the first book is gone. It didn’t even feel like the same story, and it
This book was really good, but it different from the previous one. For one, it wasn't quite as horror-y or fast-paced as the first one was, but it still had a really good plot. In this book especially, we see a lot more character development and the introduction of new characters.

I can't really say much about the plot without spoiling the ending of the previous book (!!!), other than it was pretty good, other than being a bit slow at times, and I definitely saw the romances coming from a mile aw
Jade Hall
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i liked the first book better — the atmosphere of the first book was one of the best parts while this one has more of a traditional sci fi setting

maybe a little unrealistic at times but i liked all of the characters (they were all rational and didn’t make too many dumb decisions!!) and there weren’t any filler sections so it never dragged

4 stars
Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
I've been "reading" this March, it's time to just let it go LOL I'm still going to rate this book because I read more than half of it and then skimmed the end. It was honestly a let down for me. It felt really redundant and I just stopped caring. I tried to push through but I was so bored. I loved the first book but I kind of wish the author had just wrapped that one up and left it there. ...more
Amber (The Book Bratz)
The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz

After the ending of Contagion I was screaming for the next book because: THAT ENDING! There were so many unanswered questions, things that happened and so many "what the hell" moments that it was almost painful to wait for Immunity. But I can tell you that that wait was worth it. Immunity was everything I hoped for it to be and more and was a perfect ending to an amazing series.

Thea, Coen and Nova thought their nightmare was over, having been
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Nov 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 2019
Okay, first off I didn't like this nearly as much as the first book. It lacked the horror aspect of the previous book. It wasn't as intense, scary, hold your breath like before. There were almost no infected people to worry about, it was just the radical group wanting to use Thea and Coen for their own purposes. I didn't hate it, I liked seeing Coen and Thea get closer and form a bond and Nova and Amber were cute too. The pacing was slower and I wanted more action. I'm glad I listened to the aud ...more
Oct 28, 2019 rated it liked it
I feel so guilty giving this three stars, but it really was just an average book. Contagion didn’t need a sequel. This didn’t need to be a series. And I was absolutely bored for almost the entire book.
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Erin Bowman is the critically acclaimed author of numerous books for children and teens, including the Taken Trilogy, Vengeance Road, Retribution Rails, the Edgar Award-nominated Contagion duology, The Girl and the Witch’s Garden, and the forthcoming Dustborn. A web designer turned author, Erin has always been invested in telling stories—both visually and with words. Erin lives in New Hampshire wi ...more

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