The Immundus

The Immundus

by Christina Enquist

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ISBN-13: 9780999414019
Publisher: Odolf Mingan Publishing
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

I grew up in Salinas, California, the same hometown of John Steinbeck, one of America's greatest writers. I loved to read (and still do) and frequented the John Steinbeck Library as a child. I discovered at an early age that I also enjoyed writing. In sixth grade, my teacher, Mr. Graham gave the class an assignment to write a story for a contest. The contest required that we create our book binding as well, which we did with cardboard, glue, and wallpaper. My book was called "Mully Mully" about a creature who lived in an underwater lake city. I was sad when I didn't win, but I cherished my book so I kept it all these years. It wasn't until a few years ago that I decided to put other stories, roaming around in my mind, down on paper again, or actually, in my case, into a computer.

Aside from writing, I work full-time and some semesters I also teach at a local community college in Visalia, California, where I now live. When I'm not working, I enjoy writing, reading, watching TV, and spending time with my husband and pets (cat-Smokey, dog-Princess).

The Immundus is my debut novel.

Table of Contents

PART ONE - IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS DARKNESS

Chapter One - Colosseum

Chapter Two - Spero

Chapter Three - School

Chapter Four - Recruitment

Chapter Five - Animal Museum

Chapter Six - Genesis

Chapter Seven - Frank's Hotspot

Chapter Eight - Interrogation

Chapter Nine - Changes

PART TWO - AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT

Chapter Ten - Immundus

Chapter Eleven - Trust

Chapter Twelve - Kashmir and Kafira

Chapter Thirteen - Confessions

Chapter Fourteen - Fiducia

Chapter Fifteen - Attempt

PART THREE - AND THE LIGHT WAS DIVIDED FROM THE DARK

Chapter Sixteen - Freedom Plan

Chapter Seventeen - Chuck

Chapter Eighteen - Rescue

Chapter Nineteen - Exodus

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The Immundus 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
sciencexcharm 10 months ago
Who draws the line on science? What would be considered moral and immoral when the fate of a species is on the line? If you had a chance to save the survival of humanity, but you didn't have access to all of the facts--how would that affect your mission? How would that affect the outcome? Enquist has an enthralling debut novel, one that readers won't want to put down until the very last page. Nia Luna is alone in the world, with the exception of a father who works too much and her circle of friends. When the last day of school comes around, they know that they will be tasked with the job that will take them away from their circle. In the year 2828, the world has drastically changed to leave almost nothing up to chance...except for a disease outbreak that attacks children before their eleventh birthday. What is the cause? Is there a cure? Does it have anything to do with the Immundus who live outside of the twelve genuses? With numbers steadily dwindling, Nia goes into her apprenticeship with Genesis with confidence, happy to dedicate her life to finding the cure for this deadly disease and work with her father. Genesis is not what it seems though; there are too many secrets and then she sees something with another apprentice that she isn't supposed to see. What would they need to hide? After certain events lead up to the escalation of Nia's apprenticeship, she knows that something is not right and she is determined to find out why. Knowing that she has placed a target on her back, Nia starts to feel like she is in more danger inside of the genus walls than outside roaming with the Immundus. Enquist has developed and intriguing world, one shrouded with mystery and futuristic wonders. The character development in this story is superb and the pace is steady throughout the read. For this being the author’s debut novel, she really nailed it. The words are beautifully written and the scenes are nice and vivid, allowing the reader to see and feel the characters and their passion for life. If you are a reader of science fiction, young adult, and dystopian, this may be perfect for you. This book was provided to Turning Another Page by Loving the Book and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a five-star rating for The Immundus by Christina Enquist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Science Fiction-192 pages Excellent futuristic tale of a horrible disease that might bring on the end of life. Earth’s population has dwindled drastically and scientists are working feverishly to find the cure. Nia becomes an apprentice upon graduation and goes to work at Genesis, a lab dedicated to finding the cure. One of the scientists that works there is her own father. He informs her the disease was caused by their ancestors. Her relationship with her father is already strained and becomes more so as she makes a discovery. The disease causes homo sapiens to disfigure and the disfigurement creates what they deem homo immundus. Nia’s discovery causes her to question if it is indeed a disease or if it may just be the evolution of mankind. I enjoyed the story.