Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Contaminants by: Devin K. Smyth

Publication Date: 
December 2013

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?

My thoughts: 
This book is very much about the results of a nuclear holocaust. It talks a lot about racial purity and the possibility of human extinction. The narrator seems very sympathetic to the cause and makes the world sound wonderful and frightening all at the same time. They make those whose race seems pure come aboard and ship and destroy what is left of the world, in order to create something that seems better. I don't like that, it seems racist. But it does make a great story-line! 
We get to read this story from two perspectives and they have their own ways to deal with things that happen and it is intriguing to read it, as the author has written. It has great flow, strong characters and a great story line. I find myself fighting to help them in their plight! 
I want to read more of this story. Find new ways to live, new beginnings and endings. Quite fun!

My rating:
4 stars

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