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After receiving a distress call from a drill team on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is sent into deep space to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission. When they arrive, they find the planet littered with the remains of the project--including its members' dead bodies. As they try to piece together what could have possibly decimated an entire project, they discover that some things are best left buried--and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2018
ISBN: 9780062574145
Branch Call Number: YA SERIES CON V.1
Characteristics: 423 pages : illustration ; 22 cm


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List - 5 Finds Teens: July 2018
alaude Jul 25, 2018

The first in a new series by Erin Bowman, this book is perfect for fans of horror films or "The Walking Dead"

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Mar 14, 2019

Great book! Couldn't put it down. It was a tad confusing at first, but after a few chapters the story line was very engaging. It ended on a cliffhanger, so that was a disappointment!

Nov 21, 2018

Real rating: Hmm...4.25 stars? That seems about right.

OH MAN. “Contagion” felt to me like a mix of (what I’ve seen of) Aliens*, and Venom (which I didn’t even like all that much), and an original product of Bowman’s mind. Thrilling, jaw-dropping, and incredibly inventive, “Contagion” had me at the edge of my seat. Though it was the tiniest bit predictable in certain parts, the plot twists were astounding. The writing was chilling, and the world-building was spectacular. I’m very, very glad that I chose to read this book in the daytime.

Going off of spoilers, but OH MY GOD THAT CLIFFHANGER. Now that I’m finished, I’m anxious to see what happens next. But...of course, I’ll probably have to wait another few years for the sequel, as I will with countless others. Sigh...

*By “what I’ve seen of it”...well, long story short, I chickened out.

Oct 29, 2018

I loved this one so much. It took me a hot second to get used to jumping from character to character, but ultimately getting the different perspectives added to the story. I feel like if you liked Illuminae, then you'll like this one also.

Oct 04, 2018


That's a 3 hour read time, folks, because I could NOT put this book down. Thrilling and delightfully twisty, and I can't wait for the sequel. Reminiscent of Illuminae in some ways, which made me even happier.

Aug 29, 2018

This is an incredibly gripping science fiction mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it! I would especially recommend it for fans of the Illuminae Files series.


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