Strain (Strain #1) by Amelia C. Gormley

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Blurb

In a world with little hope and no rules, the only thing they have to lose is themselves.

Rhys Cooper is a dead man. Cut off from the world since childhood, he’s finally exposed to the lethal virus that wiped out most of the human race. Now his only hope for survival is infection by another strain that might confer immunity. But it’s sexually transmitted, and the degradation he feels at submitting to the entire squad of soldiers that rescued him eclipses any potential for pleasure—except with Darius, the squadron’s respected, capable leader.

Sergeant Darius Murrell has seen too much death and too little humanity. He’s spent a decade putting plague victims out of their misery and escorting survivors to a safe haven he can never enjoy. He’d rather help Rhys live than put him down, so when Rhys can’t reconcile himself to doing what’s necessary to survive, Darius is forced to save Rhys in spite of himself.

But with each passing day, it looks less and less likely that Rhys can be saved. Which means that soon Darius might have to put a bullet in the head of the one person in years who reminds him of what it means to be human.

Review

I’d try to give it a chance to this book because zombie alike stories are not my thing and generally i don’t read them, but there were some elements in the description that made me read it. I’m glad i’d forced myself into this one because i loved it so much. I think the whole idea of the virus going wrong was very interesting, some action and fast pace make it realy good,the dub/con, non/con issue so amazingly well made, was what attracted me in the first place, but that might be an issue for some readers that won’t like that kind of thing, but there are warnings about it so everyone knows what they’re getting into. I think the strongest part of the book, at least for me, were the characters, i love each one of them.
From the first scene i loved Rhys. he was the most likeable character of them all, i think the thing i liked the most about him was how noble he was, how innocent, confused, every single emotion i got from him was a delight to me and the other character are just as great as him.

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