‘Plague Land: Reborn’ by Alex Scarrow Review

NetGalley Book Review

I really thought this book was going to be about something different. I was expecting a zombie book since it spoke of a virus and the title uses the word ‘plague’ (full-disclosure: I didn’t read any other novels in this series, but the author could have done a better job explaining the situation for readers like me).

Therefore, I was quite confused when the characters spoke of crab-like creatures that were constantly attacking. I couldn’t really understand what the threat was from them; they were just organisms that absorbed people and it didn’t seem like much suffering. Especially once Grace is introduced again and are able to get a the virus’ viewpoint.

I’m honestly surprised I finished this book because it was majorly confusing. The virus was a weird life-force that could look like animals then it changed to humans and it just wasn’t explained well since I can’t describe the creatures or the virus to others right now. I couldn’t follow what the virus was saying when it did speak inside Grace’s mind because the way it was written is so choppy.

Again I had really high hopes for this book, from the summary and title I thought it would be a zombie post-apoc book. But instead, it contained a time frame that was constantly splitting between present day and two years ago and the virus situation wasn’t well explained. Additionally, there was little time spent on describing the actual world of this apoc setting.

Personally I didn’t enjoy it, but it was decently written and the characters did have some sort of backstory so it wasn’t a total waste. I can appreciate that it’s a different take on a post-apoc threat, something other than a zombie virus, however, it just wasn’t for me. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be reading another book from this series.

Overall rating: 2 out of 5 stars.

Plague Land: Reborn by Alex Scarrow is available for purchase: Buy here

* Please note that I received an e-book copy of this title from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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