Sunday, September 14, 2014

Maegan's review of The Contaminants by Devin K. Smyth

Reviewed by – Maegan Schaefer

Book Review of – The Contaminants by Devin K. Smyth

My overall star rating, from 1-5 -- 5

About the book:
When America attempts to "purify" earth to maintain its own dominance, it sparks a worldwide nuclear holocaust. Teen friends Jessil and Soraj are among the few survivors. They escaped on a cruiser that now orbits the planet and is designed to help regenerate the earth's ecosystem. Soraj’s father leads the regeneration process and is hopeful that he can salvage a region in North America for the cruiser’s return.

But when Jessil discovers a message indicating her own father may have survived the holocaust back on earth, she’s determined to rescue him immediately with Soraj's aid. Can they succeed even though the planet they return to is very different from the one they left—and that their success could mean failure for the regeneration process? (from Amazon)

Book creation ratings:
Overall total --30  out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

My 5 point review:
-1- This book in the beginning reminded me of Wall-E but soon I realized that the Earth was getting purified not coved in trash.

-2- This story takes place in space and on the purified earth. 

-3- Each place was had wonderful descriptions of so I could actually visualized them.

-4- The story end with resolving some conflicts but leaving the door open on others, wonder if there might be second one.

-5- I loved that the purified Earth adapted to the things that humans did to it.

Reader Recommendations
Genre – Sci-fi
Age recommendations – Teenager and up
Sex content rating -- none
Violence rating – not too much detail in this just a handful of fights near the end

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