Monday, September 19, 2011

(E) Review: After the Virus by Meghan Ciana Doidge

After the Virus is a Post Apocalyptic novel by Meghan Ciana Doidge from Old Man in the CrossWalk Productions.

Book Blurb:

After the virus decimates 99.9% of the world’s population, and all traces of humanity along with it, Rhiannon and Will are forced to move beyond their past fame, fortune, and personal demons to rescue a mute girl from the clutches of two warring cults.

My thoughts:

Rhiannon is an actress - or was an actress, before the world went to hell.  A virus swept the land, killing all but a very few who, for unknown reasons, were immune.

Now all forms of social niceties have fallen to the wayside.  It’s every man for himself - and for some men, that means every woman is his for the taking.

Rhiannon has been taken against her will - but she plans to escape - or die trying.  Odds are not in her favor - the men are heavily armed - but even scarier than weapons are The Infecteds - beings who’ve been given the blood of those immune to the virus.  This blood keeps them going - like mindless eating machines.

Will has drifted aimlessly from one survivor group to another until finally deciding to strike out on his own - find a place for himself in the world that is left.  On one of his scavenger hunts, he finds an orphaned girl and takes her under his wing - providing her with a safe place in an unsafe world.

When Rhiannon meets Will - he offers her shelter as well - but her feeling of safety does not last long.  She is being hunted - and she has brought danger right to Will’s door.

I enjoyed After the Virus.  I am a huge fan of the post apocalyptic read and a total zombie nerd -  though this is not a typical zombie story - it works for me.

I give After the Virus 4 out of 5 stars.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 391 KB
  • Publisher: Old Man in the CrossWalk Productions; 1 edition (May 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0053HT0FG


Giselle said...

Awesome. It's the first I hear of this book. BUt I love apocalypse/zombie books too. Have you tried the Forest of Hands and Teeth? If not you must!

Giselle at Xpresso Reads

Michelle Greathouse said...


I have read The Forest of Hands and Teeth and loved it. I am a huge fan of the post apocalyptic/zombie read and I am always on the lookout for suggestions. :)

Thanks for stopping by.


Blodeuedd said...

I'd read it. I never say no to a good apocalyptic book ;)