After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls... show more
After a virus claimed nearly the entire global population, the world changed. The United States splintered into fifty walled cities where the surviving citizens clustered to start over. The Company, which ended the plague by bringing a life-saving vaccine back from the future, controls everything. They ration the scant food and supplies through a lottery system, mandate daily doses of virus suppressant, and even monitor future timelines to stop crimes before they can be committed. Brilliant but autistic, sixteen-year-old Clover Donovan has always dreamed of studying at the Waverly-Stead Academy. Her brother and caretaker, West, has done everything in his power to make her dream a reality. But Clover’s refusal to part with her beloved service dog denies her entry into the school. Instead, she is drafted into the Time Mariners, a team of Company operatives who travel through time to gather news about the future. When one of Clover’s missions reveals that West’s life is in danger, the Donovans are shattered. To change West’s fate, they’ll have to take on the mysterious Company. But as its secrets are revealed, they realize that the Company’s rule may not be as benevolent as it seems. In saving her brother, Clover will face a more powerful force than she ever imagined
and will team up with a band of fellow misfits and outsiders to incite a revolution that will change their destinies forever.
Publish date: July 2nd 2013
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Viral Nation (#1)
Familiar flavor of other tales in the genre with a few notable differences here and there. Reading second book soon.
Somehow when I was reading the blurb for this book before I requested it, I totally missed that there was time travel in it. That wouldn't have affected my request, but it would have likely made me understand a bit better more quickly. Time travel is a difficult concept to include in nearly any medi...
Viral Nation is a dystopian novel set in a fictive world, where the whole country of America has been swept down with a virus, crippling and killing almost every single person, so everyone has to take doses and doses of suppressants to keep themselves alive, where time traveling to two years isn't i...
Manchmal klingen die Zutaten einer Story danach, als ob es genau mein Ding sein müsste: Eine junge Autistin (mit liebenswertem Hund) lebt in einer dystopischen Gesellschaft und wird zu ihrer Überraschung rekrutiert, um an einem Zeitreiseprojekt teilzunehmen. Klingt, als ob nicht viel schief gehen ka...
This wasn't really my cup of tea.I didn't click with the writing style, it didn't engage me. So from the start I didn't enjoy it. That said, when the end came I tried again and again to turn the page. It felt like it finished too soon and I wanted to read on as I'd started to like it and even enjoy ...