I first saw this book while I was in the airport, waiting for a flight that may or may not have been delayed. We’ve all been there, right?
I know that they say not to judge a book by the cover. However, that’s the first thing that drew me in. A bright red cover with pretty blue pills encased in plastic and foil. I picked it up, intrigued.
Mira Grant (AKA Seanan McGuire) draws the reader in with a thrilling story of perseverance. Sal has just woken up from a coma. She was in a car accident 6 years ago and is now in the process of relearning…well, everything.
We are immediately thrown into Sal’s shoes and are given a front-row seat as, slowly, she realizes that all things are not what they seem. Is the company that saved her life, SymboGen, and its founder, Dr, Steven Banks, truly looking out for her? Why are people beginning to sleep-walk, suddenly and without reason?
Compelling, creepy, thought-provoking and completely riveting, this book pulled me in, and I ceased to care about the status of my flight. I was completely absorbed in this not-so-distant-nor-unimaginable future that Grant has created.
This book is an absolute must-read for fans of Michael Crichton or anyone interested in medical thrillers and what it looks like when humans play with genetic engineering.