Book Chat: Black Virus
(Black Rust Book 1)
A devastating virus is taking over the streets and peoples minds, turning them into violent attackers.
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Virus. Chaos. Survival.
Alienated in a world where he doesn’t fit in, Christian Black survives because he’s different. Then the virus came, and made the world turn different, too.
Now people are dying by the million. Food supplies are short. Riots are blazing through the streets, and Christian’s only goal is to keep his family alive. But safety lies far from the city, and just getting out will be tougher than anyone knows.
Christian is different than other teens, even before the virus hit. He knows how to fight and dirty tactics are a given. Plus, he feels no remorse when he takes down an opponent.
The black virus invaded the world, affecting both Christian’s parents. Victims slowly lose their mental acuity, some becoming child-like. Many become violent and destructive, taking to the streets, attacking people.
Christian and his older brother, Levi, have been taking care of their parents, including feeding their dad like a toddler. Even though Christian is self-described as a non-caring person, he does care for his family.
Our young hero meets Jim and his daughter while on a supply run. Those driven crazy by the virus are taking over the streets and it’s getting harder to slip their notice. After a night fraught with danger, they make it back to Christian’s home. He finds Levi dead and his parents unable to cope with this loss. Their twin sons had died earlier with the virus and this was too much for either parent to bear. I don’t want to give away what Christian does; it was both shocking and understandable.
Recommended for readers who love apocalyptic stories and Bobby Adair fans. Being a huge fan of the Slow Burn series, I was interested in this book and it didn’t disappoint. Although Christian is much different than Zed of the Slow Burn series, I can see shades of the same color. Both characters don’t think highly of themselves and will fight to the death for family (Christian) or friends (Zed).
NOTE: All my reviews are published in Uncaged Book Reviews emag. This review will be in the July issue.