Author: Andrea Speed
Publisher: DSP Publications
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Sequel to Infected: Undertow
Infected: Book Eight
In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective solving crimes involving other infecteds.
Tiger strain infections start showing up all over Seattle, much to Roan’s dismay, and worse yet, they may have a personal connection. Meanwhile, Roan gets hired to look into the puzzling death of Dee’s former lover. Then the FBI wants him to investigate a new apocalypse cult of infecteds pushing for a violent revolution against normals. All around Roan, events are spiraling out of control. Just when his singular abilities are needed most, Roan develops new symptoms that might signify dire consequences if he doesn’t stop shifting at will. Roan finds himself at a crossroads and must make a difficult decision about his future.
When I first started reading the Infected series by Andrea Speed, I almost didn’t make it through book 1, Prey. I had many issues with the story, but the biggest one was that it was a bit slow in building. However, once I made it through the first half of that book, I was quickly hooked on the world Speed had created.
If you have not read the Infected Series, yet, I highly recommend it. It is set in a world, not unlike our own, with one major exception… the Infecteds. In this case the blood-born pathogen turns ordinary humans into cat shifters. There are various strains of shifters, each with their own personalities and problems. The main character in the series is a Lion-shifter, Roan. He is one of the very few infecteds who was born that way. He starts the series married to a Tiger shifter, Paris. Unfortunately, Tiger-strain has a 100% mortality rate, usually on their first shift, so it isn’t very common. Along the way, we meet a wonderful and rich cast of characters, each of whom bring something to Roan’s life, his business, and the world Speed has created.
I highly recommend you read this series from the beginning if you have not yet done so. Each story builds on the previous one and deepens the world. We are now on book eight of the series. For fans of the series, this is a highly anticipated installment. For soon-to-be fans of the series, it is a reason to pick up the first seven books in the series. Trust me, once you get through Prey, you will not want to put this series down.
I don’t want to give away a lot of the plot, because lets face it, if you have been waiting as impatiently for this book as I have, you would hunt me down for doing so. I rather like my life, and I will keep it, thanks 😉 I will say this is a can’t miss addition to the Infected world. As a fan of Dylan (I know, I know everyone loved Paris), I especially liked this installment. We get to see Dylan being Dylan, Holden going bad-ass, Scott, Drop-kick, Seb, Fiona, Gordo, Grey, and the rest of the gang doing what they do best. We see Roan struggle with who and what is becoming. We see Roan dealing with some of his worst fears come to life. We see him going superhero on the town.
Epitaph kept me turning the pages from the beginning until the end.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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