Contamination (Zombies Are Human, Book One)

Contamination (Zombies Are Human, Book One)

by Jamie Thornton

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Thornton comes a stunning survival series that has readers raving about its dark and gritty thrills. Powerful enemies, twisted memories, a government willing to do anything for control....


"…This isn't the boxcar children covered with a veneer of wholesomeness. These street kids know how to survive on the streets, and it isn't always pretty… heart-stopping and horrific…." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Where do I even start? I guess here: it's refreshing to finally read a disease-centre apocalyptic story that feels real… cannot wait to see what happens next…."★ ★ ★ ★ ★

If you like anything (or most things) with quickly-spreading viruses, zombies, realistic teenaged characters, learning how homeless kids get by on the street, action, and strong loyalty…an intriguing, cannot-put-it-down tale…."★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"The first book left me hungry for the next one…"★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"This book was bad@sss…"★ ★ ★ ★ ★

When a new virus unleashes violence that devastates Corrina's neighborhood, all she can think about is surviving. But when the man she loves is kidnapped by a group of government soldiers, she must team up with a strange group of street kids to save him. But will he still love her when he finds out what she's become?


Q - What makes the Zombies Are Human series special? An epidemic ravaging the human population. A world spiraling into chaos. People doing whatever it takes to survive. I wanted to write something I would love to read. I've always been drawn to the post-apocalyptic genre and thought about end-of-the-world books I've loved--Stephen King's The Stand, Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower. But also recent stories like The Girl With All the Gifts, The Passage, and even Stranger Things. I've always found stories with big epidemics/events that reinvent the world so thrilling. I also love getting into some of the science, like the genetic engineering, that would make the situations plausible. Zombies Are Human gives you some of that classic Walking Dead zombie fare, but...without giving too much away...I guarantee you've never read a zombie series like Zombies Are Human before.

My cast of characters are teenagers but I've had plenty of adults write me to say they've enjoyed the series. I think Zombies Are Human hits the sweet spot of older Young Adult that will appeal to plenty of adults too. No matter what your age, the Zombies Are Human series is designed to keep you furiously turning those pages.

Q - What order should I read the books in? I think the complete series would be most enjoyable in the following sequence:

--Germination (prequel short novel)




Q - Why should readers give these books a try? The prequel hit #5 on the New York Times and #8 on the USA Today bestseller lists. Readers have sent me tons of emails to say how much they love Zombies Are Human (stay-up-all-night-even-with-work-the-next-day love). But more than that, as a reader myself, I am always looking for the next Stranger Things, The Passage, The Girl With All The Gifts. THAT'S the kind of story I hope you'll find in Zombies Are Human. Smart. Dangerous. Gritty. With rip-your-heart-out intensity (literally and figuratively in some cases).

Zombies Are Human is a fast, dark apocalyptic ride. Just remember...nothing is what it seems.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154341872
Publisher: Igneous Books
Publication date: 03/10/2017
Series: Zombies Are Human , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 13,508
File size: 355 KB

About the Author

Jamie Thornton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Feast of Weeds series and the Doormaker series. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two dogs, a garden, lots of chickens, a viola, and a bicycle. She writes stories that take place halfway around the world, in an apocalyptic future, in a parallel universe-her books don't always stick to one genre, but they always take the reader on a dark adventure.

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Contamination (Feast of Weeds) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Great storyline, good characters, easy reading.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Corrina doesn’t want much in life. She wants to marry her boyfriend, Dylan, have a house, garden kids, and a couple dogs. What she didn’t expect was a virus that turns people into crazy, zombie like people. Sadly, that is what she gets. When Corrina, Dylan, and Corrina’s friend Jane go on the run. They hear a broadcast guiding people to a local fairground and decide that is the next logical step. But things go from bad to worse when they are attacked and split up. Corrina gets a vaccination against the virus but she is not going to be the same. Now she is trying to get to Dylan and keep her group in one piece against the zombies. Hopefully she can make it through the plague. So we start Contamination off before Germination and with new people. Corrina is a strong lead character and tries to look on the bright side of things. I have to say that I think Dylan is a jerk and she could have done so much better. I really liked how they meet up with Mary from Germination. I love with authors bring their books together like that. You will learn more about the virus and how bad things really are in the world. I liked the twist about the vaccine. I love how the infected are like zombies yet they are a new twist on them. I love when someone thinks outside the norm when they come up with their stories. I am completely hooked on the Feast of Weeds series. I can’t wait to read Infestation. If you are a zombie fan, make sure to add Jamie Thornton to your shelves. She is definitely one author that knows her zombies. I received Contamination for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.