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  • Posted January 15, 2013

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     I haven't yet read Hybrid, but after reading Amanda's Story I a

     I haven't yet read Hybrid, but after reading Amanda's Story I am really looking forward to it.  The book actually starts out in Pakistan with the creation and theft of a new, never-before-seen virus that has the makings of being a terrorist's dream virus.  It is from that start that we meet Amanda and learn that she has recently lost her husband and young son in a plane crash.  She is having a hard time moving forward and seems to be stuck in her grief.




    She goes to Honduras with the Red Cross on a rescue mission, but it turns into much more.  She watches her colleagues succomb to the virus that is rampant there, and becomes the survivor that now needs to be rescued.  But that is only the beginning.  She is placed in quarantine, as they are trying to figure out why she has survived.  Having been through so much in the last year - losing first her family, and then her co-workers is enough to change anybody - but throw in a deadly virus and you are bound to find yourself in a new place - not just physically, but mentally, psychologically, as well. 




    This was a great page turning read and I really felt for Amanda.  While not really being able to relate to her story, she was very easy to sympathize with. She has some great friends in the book that were fun to read about and I would love to have in-laws like she does.  I am not sure if it is necessary to read this book before Hybrid, but it would definitely not be a waste of time!

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    Posted March 8, 2014

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    The horse walks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Amanda

    *lays down in her bed only in her bra and tho<bn>ng after a long day of work*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    My name is Amanda!

    Amanda!

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

    This book was fast paced from the moment I opened it! Amanda's l

    This book was fast paced from the moment I opened it! Amanda's life is anything but dull from losing her husband in an accident along with her only child, she is constantly being picked at to pull out of it. She finally does and takes a job with this company to go and help other countries when they have some kind of disaster and need help.


    Unfortunately for them, some crazy terrorist has put some kind of virus in this small country and they are called there for help. They do not know that they are dealing with a virus since they can't get anyone in this small village to answer the phone. Even the military that was sent there to see what is going on aren't answering.


    It becomes apparent within hours of coming into contact with a sick person that they take in that they are dealing with something very deadly and lethal. It is some kind of speeded up virus that only takes no more than 2 days to kill you once you get it in your system.


    Amanda is the only survivor out of 8 who had gone down there to help. She is not delivered home, but to a secret military base where they lock her up in a contained room and they wear biohazard suits.


    Her family has been left with the impression that she did not make it and she keeps asking to call them but is stalled every time. She thinks she is getting out once the tests come back negative but one man wants to introduce her back to the virus to see what will happen.


    No one but Amanda has figured out that she has been changed in some ways. She has abilities she did not have before and they can either make her a threat to other nations trying to harm Americans or she may be forced to defend herself against the very people she calls her own.


    What will she do? Read the book and find out! It really is awesome. Now I definitely have to read the first book!


    Happy Reading!

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    Amanda's Story is a prequel to Hybrid by Brian O'Grady.  I did n

    Amanda's Story is a prequel to Hybrid by Brian O'Grady.  I did not read Hybrid but I surely will.  The concept of creating a prequel after the initial story is not new.  Star Wars did it very successfully and Justin Cronin recently released The Twelve, prequel to The Passage.  In this story, Amanda has suffered some devastated losses in her life and through a series of events ends up in Honduras.  While in Honduras the areas suffers from a viral attack - a strain of virus that was developed by a non-U.S. group as a means to pursuing their religious beliefs and supremacy.  The virus ends up in the wrong hands and even finds other ways to spread.  Amanda Flynn is a sole survivor of the viral attack in Honduras and becomes an object of studies and scientific fascination.  When I read this story I can't help but think about Justin Cronin's virals in the Passage and Amy who survives or Stephen King's deadly virus in The Stand with more than one survivor but still a 90+% death rate or even the movie I Am Legend with Will Smith.  Brian O'Grady did a great job with this story and I am so happy to have read it.  He has a different spin on the virus gone wild; very developed characters - I &quot;felt&quot; for Amanda from the beginning of the book; and a plot that is interesting, captivating and never dull.  I give this story a 5 out of 5 stars.




    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Better than Patient Zero

    The story's pace is perfect. Character development is very colorfull. The medical theory is beyond me, but sounds plausable and exciting. Go Amanda! Horray for Dr. Rucker.

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