Release Date: April 15, 2011
Summer Fae Book #0.5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author For Review
In 2012, a flu epidemic killed millions. Among the survivors struggling to adapt, Tessa flees to her family’s cabin, only to find it already occupied…by fairies! After a companionable year with her new housemates, Tessa again has to adapt to a parade of creatures of myth and legend on her property—including a baby dragon and a tiny goblin. All the creatures aren’t so friendly, and Tessa soon learns she’s in the battle for her very life and the life of those she’s come to love. Driven by a maniacal monster with a personal grudge against Tessa, ogres hunt humans to make way for a new evil regime on Earth. Only Tessa and her small friends stand between hope and annihilation.
I found that CONTAGION started off great. I was totally interested in what was being written and how things were explained in the story. Tessa was interesting and I enjoyed reading how she came to be living at her family's cabin and how she became the only living member of her family. The pacing in the beginning was great, I felt there was a great amount of information added in here and there and we got to know the characters well. After about halfway through I started to feel rushed. People were thrown in left and right and then I started to get confused on who was with who and what they were supposed to be doing or bringing to the story. I would have loved to have a little more info and story on the ex boyfriend to make him more believable as the bad guy. Even though the second half of the short story was rushed as a whole the story was a good intro to Graylin's new Summer Fey series. I am intrigued enough that I wouldn't mind reading what comes next for Tessa.
I gave it 3/5 stars